The Tudor Consort on Radio New Zealand Concert
The Tudor Consort's June 2013 concert will be be broadcast on Radio New Zealand Concert tomorrow night, Friday the 22nd of November, at 8pm.
It's a wonderful chance to hear the virtuosic masterpiece Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam again, on the 100th anniversary of Benjamin Britten's birth.
Thursday 21 November, 2013
2014 Subscription Series brochure released
Click here to see our 2014 Subscription Season, featuring a special subscribers-only concert, Handel's Israel in Egypt with the Chiesa Ensemble, and a conceret featuring three of Bach's Six Motets.
Friday 15 November, 2013
Modern Madrigals (and a warning against smoking…)
A musical setting of tobacco warnings features in The Tudor Consort’s upcoming concert Modern Madrigals at St Andrew’s on The Terrace on August 31.
Smoking can kill is the work of contemporary Finnish composer Jaako Mäntyjärvi, whose set of four Modern Madrigals gave the concert its name. In keeping with the Consort’s Renaissance Influences theme, sixteenth century music is juxtaposed with later works in the same vein.
“The vast majority of the music we perform is sacred – masses, motets, Gregorian chant,” says Music Director Michael Stewart. “This programme is entirely secular, which means we can let our hair down a bit more.”
The programme also features Kings Singers arrangements of Lennon/McCartney favourites Blackbird and Yesterday, alongside works by Gesualdo, Ravel, Stanford and Poulenc.
Friday 2 August, 2013