Virgin, Queen, Star of the Sea: Mary has had many names over the centuries. This Marian-inspired programme weaves together music that explores her shifting status as both mother of God and a young woman, through settings of texts both familiar and new.
Under the direction of Nicholas Mulroy, Dunedin Consort traces her influence across the centuries from Kerry Andrew’s hypnotic contemporary miniature, Apples, Plums, Cherries, through the ecstatic richness of Bruckner’s mediation on Mary’s majesty, right back to the jubilant polyphony of Palestrina’s mass, which takes the glory of Mary’s ascension as its central theme.
Nicholas Mulroy Director
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina Missa Assumpta est Maria
Joanna Ward Hail, O Queen
Giles Swayne Magnificat
Cecilia McDowall There is no rose
Kerry Andrew Apples, Plums, Cherries
Carlo Gesualdo Ave, dulcissima
Anton Bruckner Ave Maria, WAB 6
Dunedin Consort series subscription: This concert is part of the Dunedin Consort 2022/23 season which includes Haydn Symphonies, Handel In Rome, Matthew Passion, Hail, O Queen and Out of Her Mouth. Book for four or more events and save 20%.
"The group’s sheer vocal elan ran through the whole eclectic programme like a thread, an exceptional evening of music, deeply thoughtful, compassionate and nourishing"
Hail, O Queen