Concerts in 2020
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Collegiate Church of St Nicholas,
Resurgam continues its ground-breaking work in presenting this repertoire with instruments and voices playing equal roles. Under the direction of Mark Duley, an ensemble of six voices (SSATTB) and seven instruments will include virtuoso period wind The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble, and be underpinned by the unique sonorities of an Italian-made organo di legno – an organ made entirely of wood (including open 8’ rank).
The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble is a virtuoso period instrument ensemble with a host of distinguished recordings to its name.
Since its formation in 1993, ECSE has performed at many major music festivals in the UK and abroad.
In addition to its work with professional vocal groups and solo recitals, ECSE also works closely with other like-minded instrumental ensembles such as the Monteverdi String Band and the Altenburg Ensemble. ECE also performs regularly with choral societies throughout Britain, including many performances of Claudio Monteverdi’s magnificent 1610 Vespers.
When not appearing with ECSE, its members perform individually with some of the worlds leading period instrument groups such as Il Giardino Armonico, The Taverner Consort, Concerto Palatino, the Gabrieli Consort and Players, l’Arpeggiata, The English Baroque Soloists, King’s Consort, Ensemble La Fenice, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and Tafelmusik, as well as providing music for plays at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre on London’s Bankside.
Each concert features an associate choir from the locality, which will take part in some of the above works as well as in some cases singing other works from their own repertoire which fit with the overall theme and open up possibilities for new performing approaches through the workshops with Resurgam musicians.
By the time of the concert, each choir will have had two initial rehearsals with Resurgam director and a Resurgam artistic associate (a singer or player drawn from the ensemble), followed by an extended workshop/rehearsal with Resurgam artistic director and consort of voices and instruments.
The associate choirs for this project are:
- Cor Maigh Eo (directed by Brian Lennon), based in Newport, Co Mayo
- Sligo Cathedral Choir (directed by Charles O’Connor)
- Collegium (the flagship chamber choir of St Nicholas Schola Cantorum) which has its home in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church, Galway.