Extraordinary Music Festival

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The Extraordinary Music Festival intends to join various trends in sacral music, sometimes distant in style and time. During the first edition of the festival the common denominator is the cult of the Virgin Mary.

We will hear five concerts – among the repertoire we find Marian antiphons, English Renaissance a cappella works, Estonian traditional songs and anthems and Orthodox Church music. The star of the festival will be Belgian ensemble Graindelavoix.

Admission to all concerts is free of charge.

14 August 2017, 8:30pm
St Mary’s Church
Salve Regina

Alamire / David Skinner
antiphons to the Virgin in 16th-century Europe by Thomas Tallis, William Byrd, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
The concert forms a part of the Cracovia Sacra Night.

15 August 2017, 8:30pm
Franciscan Church
Cantigas de Santa Maria

Floripari & Perfugium
songs from the Cantigas de Santa Maria collection attributed to the King of Castile Alfonso X the Wise (1221-1284)

17 August 2017, 8:30pm
Dominican Church
Florid Style

Graindealavoix / Björn Schmelzer
singing the virgin à l’anglaise (c. 1500-1520): polyphonic a cappella works penned by the English composers of the Renaissance (John Browne’s Marian motets and Thomas Ashewell’s Ave Maria mass)

18 August 2017, 8:30pm
Dominican Church

Linnamuusikud / Taivo Niitvagi
traditional Estonian songs and anthems with Polish works by Mikołaj Zieleński and Mikołaj of Radom

19 August 2017, 8:30pm
Dominican Church
The Byzantine Mysteries

Divna & Melódi
music of the Orthodox Church – ancient chants from Byzantium, Serbia, Russia and Bulgaria of 13th-18th centuries
Divna Ljubojević – soprano, Tatjana Gostiljać – alto, Ivan Stanković, Sasa Damnjanović – tenor, Zoran Tesić, Viktor Ljujić, Nikola Aleksandrov – bass

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