Sisters of Ferrara
A Weekend for thirty women singers to immerse themselves in the polyphonic choral music of convents in Italy in the 16th century, from the little-known music of Suor Leonora d’Este, Princess of Ferrara, to Josquin des Prez, Cipriano de Rore and GP Palestrina amongst others.
Learn with the co-directors of Musica Secreta, Deborah Roberts and Professor Laurie Stras, about the importance of convent music in Renaissance culture, and experience how nuns made their music the true sound of the Renaissance city. Workshops with Deborah and Laurie are always brimming with exciting new research, and will challenge and delight singers with repertoire and performance practices they will not have encountered before.
In the context of the Sisters of Ferrara workshop, there are two performances which we hope you might like to attend and both are free:
Saturday Sep 14th at 6pm: A Service of Compline
Sunday Sep 15th at 3.30pm: Vespers preceded by a talk by Professor Stras at 2.30pm setting the scene.