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Up Next: 17th May 2023, 7:30pm
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Palestrina Stabat Mater
Jonathan Harvey Mortuos plango, vivos voco
Josquin des Prez Inviolata à5
Jonathan Harvey The Annunciation
Joseph Bates Ceasing
Rhiannon Randle O nata lux
Palestrina, arr. Harvey Stabat Mater

The vocal collective SANSARA thrives in the space between ancient and modern. Spanning centuries in sound, they showcase the same vocal artistry in music by Palestrina, Josquin and Jonathan Harvey. University of York Music student Joseph Bates’s 2020 work Ceasing is paired with a rare performance of Jonathan Harvey’s ground-breaking electronic reworking of Palestrina’s Stabat Mater, heard here for one of the first times in the UK. This is music that collapses time itself, generating sounds of kaleidoscopic beauty.

‘Hail SANSARA! A new star in the galaxy of wonderful chamber choirs’ (John Rutter)

‘Perfect intonation and a clean, pure sound ... choral singing with real depth’ (The Observer)

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