Anežská 12, Praha 1, 110 00
Giovanni Gastoldi (ca 1554–1609)
Domine ad adjuvandum me
Tomás Luis de Victoria (ca 1548–1611)
Josquin Desprez (ca 1450–1521)
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (ca 1525–1594)
Cristóbal de Morales (ca 1500–1553)
Ave Regina Caelorum a 5
Francisco Guerrero (1528–1599)
La Luz de Vuestros Ojos
La gracia y los ojos bellos
Orlandus Lassus (1532–1594)
Richard Dering (ca 1580–1630)
Ave verum Corpus
Peter Philips (ca 1560–1628)
Ave Maris Stella
Nicolas Gombert (ca 1495 – ca 1560)
Concert without intermission. Expected end of the concert 21:15.
Victoria Cassano – soprano
Bart Uvyn – countertenor
Adriaan De Koster – tenor
Lieven Termont – baritone
Bart Vandewege – bass
On the feast of St James, two mystical flowers will open at night: the white lily of St Agnes and a rose, the symbol of St Mary.
Their flowering will be inspired by the exquisite Belgian ensemble Utopia who will perform vespers by masters of the Franco-Flemish School, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Josquin Desprez, Nicolas Gombert, and Cristóbal de Morales.
Their works will be completed with music by lesser-known English composers, Richard Dering and Peter Philips, who left the British Isles for the Catholic Flanders during the Renaissance “Brexit”, and converted to the Franco-Flemish tradition.
Let us rejoice on the night at the close of which we shall behold a Rosa Mystica, beautifully woven in a Franco-Flemish tapestry. It is to laud the Mother of God, but also St Agnes whose canonization took place 30 years ago.
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Partners of the concert
With kind support of Embassy of Belgium – General Representation of the Flemish Government and in collaboration with National Gallery Prague.