5 Dec 2020, 7.00pm
Live-streamed from St Gabriel's Church in Pimlico, London
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One of Spain's leading composers of the 16th century was Francisco Guerrero (1528 – 1599), now well-known and loved among modern audiences on a par with Tomás Luis de Victoria. Less well-known, however, is the legacy of his elder brother, Pedro (born c. 1520): an esteemed musician in his own right with an international career spent partly working in Rome; and ostensibly also one of Francisco's first teachers. The Guerrero family lived and worked together in Seville and Osuna, and in both places were accompanied by the younger Alonso Lobo (1555 - 1617), who eventually became Francisco's assistant at Seville cathedral toward the end of Francisco's life.
We celebrate this quincentenary year of Pedro Guerrero's birth with a sumptuous programme of works by these three men who knew one another well, obviously influenced each other, and who were likely close personal friends. Join us for this contemplative concert of emollient a cappella Spanish Renaissance choral music performed by the UK's premier amateur consort, The Lacock Scholars. Conducted by Greg Skidmore, one of the country's leading specialist performers of Renaissance polyphony, the concert will be in the seamless, characteristic Lacock Scholars style, allowing you to approach the music on your own terms, set against the magnificent architecture, and amidst the beautiful acoustics, of Pimlico's St Gabriel's Church.
Pedro Guerrero O beata Maria | Por do començare | O más dura
Francisco Guerrero Pastores loquebantur | Gloria et honore | Quasi cedrus | O Domine Jesu Christe | O celestial medicina | Ave virgo sanctissima
Alonso Lobo Vivo ego | O quam suavis es | Ave regina caelorum
Lacock Scholars voices
Greg Skidmore conductor
Organised by ILAMS as part of Echoes Festival 2020 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes
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Background video: Iguazú falls on the border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay