CONCERTS IN 2010
Fragments and Revelations - 4th June 2010
In conjunction with a Symposium dedicated to Catholic recusant culture in the British Isles from the sixteenth to early eighteenth centuries (within the History Department in the School of Arts and Humanities at Swansea University), this concert featured music by several composers associated with exiled British Catholics both at home and abroad, including William Byrd, Peter Philips and Innocenzo Fede.
Summer Choral Classics - 4th July 2010
Harmonia Sacra performed a concert of choral favourites spanning four centuries including Gregorio Allegri’s iconic Miserere, Antonio Lotti’s evocative Crucifixus, and John Tavener’s Song for Athene. Highlights also included a performance of a setting of the Salve Regina by talented Bristol-based composer and organist David Bednall.
Advent Reflections - 28th November 2010
Even though the charming Magnificat once attributed to the famous Italian composer Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-36) might be by his teacher, the much less famous Francesco Durante, the work itself is no less exciting, or inspiring. Harmonia Sacra and Canzona celebrated the 300th anniversary of Pergolesi’s birth with a performance of this delightful work, alongside a rare Salve Regina by the Polish baroque master, Grzegorz Gorczycki, ushering in the Advent season with the ethereal and uplifting sounds of baroque choral music accompanied by orchestra in the superb acoustics of St Thomas the Martyr.