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Cantores Chamber Choir - Missa Scala Aretina (Cheltenham)
Sat 28 November 2015, 19:00 – 21:30 GMT
Francisco Valls - Missa Scala Aretina
G F Handel - Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened
G F Handel - The King Shall Rejoice
Cantores Chamber Choir, conducted by John Holloway and joined by Simon Gibson on the Organ and Cantores String Ensemble and Cornett players.
Have you heard of the composer Francisco Valls, born 1672 in Barcelona? Alongside two favourite pieces by Handel, Cantores will be performing Valls’ most famous work, Missa Scala Aretina, in their next two concerts. Although this work was performed many times in Valls’ lifetime, it was only rediscovered in 1978 and had its first modern performance in London that year.
It is a huge work, scored for three separate choirs, violins, cornetti* and continuo and we are lucky enough to have two excellent cornett players coming to play for us along with our favourite string players.
*Cornetti are not ice-creams or an Italian version of croissants, but early wind instruments popular from 1500-1650, a curved wooden instrument with a trumpet-like mouthpiece ……. so do come along and hear what a marvellous sound they make.
*** Please note that this concert starts at 7pm ***