Friday 24 May 7.30pm – St Mary’s Church, Beverley
We are taking to the stage in St Mary’s Church, Beverley with our Music of Penitence programme, featuring music by Thomas Tallis and Orlando de Lassus’s Lagrime di San Pietro. Tickets and further information are available from the National Centre for Early Music website.
Saturday 6 July 4.00pm – Wigmore Hall, London
We are launching our new recording of Orlande de Lassus’s Lagrime di San Pietro in the Wigmore Hall. Tickets and further information are available from the Wigmore Hall website.
Saturday 31 August – AMUZ, Antwerp, Belgium
We are taking to stage in AMUZ church to perform our Dialogues of Sorrow programme, which commemorates the death of Prince Henry in 1612, and which is available on CD from Signum Records. Tickets and further information are available from the AMUZ website.
Saturday 10 November 2012
Gallicantus performed The Word Unspoken in Mahaney Center for the Arts Concert Hall, Middlebury, VT, USA.
Saturday 8 September 2012
Gallicantus performed Lassus Lagrime di San Pietro in St Stanislaw’s, St Dorothy’s & St Waclaw’s Church, Wrocław, Poland.
Friday 7 September 2012
Gallicantus performed The Word Unspoken in Cathedral of St Stanislaus & St Wenceslaus, Świdnica, Poland.
Dialogues of Sorrow Recording
Dialogues of Sorrow is a collection of seventeenth century music lamenting the untimely death of Prince Henry, son of James I. It is available from Signum Classics.
Sacred Music by Robert White Recording
Hymns, Psalms & Lamentations is a collection of Sacred Music by Robert White and is available from Signum Classics.
Literally meaning ‘rooster song’ or ‘cock crow’, Gallicantus takes its name from monastic antiquity for the office held just before dawn: a ceremony which evokes the renewal of life offered by the coming day. Dedicated to renaissance music and directed by Gabriel Crouch, the membership of this early music group boasts a wealth of experience in consort singing, drawn from groups such as Tenebrae, The Tallis Scholars, and The King’s Singers.
The group is bound by a shared love of communicating text, and creates performances which draw out unifying themes within apparently diverse repertoire: To this end they are as meticulous about providing context and insight for audiences as they are about crafting interpretations of the music they love.
Gallicantus released their first disc on Signum Classics in 2009, dedicated to the music of Robert White. Critics acclaimed an “impressive debut” (Observer) of “impassioned, exciting music” (The Times), whilst Gramophone Magazine declared: “What an outstanding disc… The opening of the Lamentations could stand as a kind of illuminated initial at the beginning of a gorgeous manuscript, so transparent and luminous is it”. 2010 sees the release of Dialogues of Sorrow – Passions on the Death of Prince Henry (1612), and a BBC radio programme featuring Gallicantus will also be broadcast in 2010 with historians Tristram Hunt and Roy Strong, and musicologist Sally Dunkley on the story of the music inspired by this most significant event.
The Word Unspoken Recording
Our third recording is now available! The Word Unspoken reveals the real William Byrd – a devout Catholic deeply troubled by the persecution of his brethren, and a composer with expressive and emotive powers beyond any of his contemporaries. His music is paired with works by Philippe de Monte, the Flemish composer whose secret gift to Byrd of a setting of Psalm 136 expressed the solidarity of an entire continent, and moved Byrd to repay de Monte with a gift of his own setting of the same psalm. It is available from Signum Classics.