october, 2020

202010oct7:30 pmHavant Music Festival: Italian Renaissance Masters - CANCELLED

Italian Renaissance Masters poster

Event Details

Concert held under the aegis of the Havant Music Festival.

Scintillating choral treasures from the time of Botticelli and Caravaggio including works by Victoria, Palestrina, and Scarlatti


Joined by distinguished guitarist Zoe Barnett, the Emsworth-based Renaissance Choir will perform heavenly sacred works, earthly madrigals and drinking songs from Renaissance Italy.

It’s our belief that 15th – 17th century Europe was the birthplace of the most beautiful music ever written. This artistic flowering took place across the whole of Europe: in music, painting, sculpture and literature. In our series of ‘Renaissance Masters’ concerts we transport our audiences back in time, displaying the greatest music and paintings of the Renaissance.

Our concert includes Victoria’s final work and masterpiece, Officium Defunctorum and other sacred pieces by Palestrina, Scarlatti and Caldara (some of which is in 8, 10 and even 16 parts!). By contrast we will create a vibrant Italian street-scene, including drinking songs, madrigals, and singers turning into animals!

Read a preview of this programme


Adults £12, students/children £6. They are available via the Havant Music Festival website, or on the door.


(Saturday) 7:30 pm


St Faith's Church

1 West St, Havant, PO9 1EH