"Ave Maria" - Music written in homage to Mary the Virgin from across the ages. Over the ages, composers have found the Virgin Mary to be a source of deep inspiration.
“Ave Maria” – Music written in homage to Mary the Virgin from across the ages.
Over the ages, composers have found the Virgin Mary to be a source of deep inspiration. The Renaissance Choir experienced some of that mystery in Krakow, Poland in 2010. We sang Arvo Pärt’s Totus Tuus (a hymn to Mary) in a spacious and beautiful chapel in a monastery. The only audience was the monk who was our guide. At the end of this quiet, reflective piece, I thanked him for letting us sing to him. “No,” he said, in tearful wonder, “you sang to us. Mary was here too.”
Whilst we can’t promise a miracle, our programme is about peace, tranquillity and wonder. We include well-known pieces such as Rachmaninov’s Bogoroditse Dyevo along with works by Poulenc and Holst. From the Renaissance, we sing pieces by Byrd, Lassus and Victoria.
Our last Petersfield concert was a sell-out, so we urge our patrons to book tickets as soon as they become available.
Full price tickets: £15, including full-colour programme. Children/students: £2.
Ticketing link to be provided. Tickets will also be available from One Tree Books and on the door. Box office: 01243 379724
Image: Carlo Maratta – Maria Immaculata, c1685.1688. Bildergalerie Sanssouci, Potsdam (Wikimedia Commons)