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Cantus Firmus present Patchwork Polyphony: European Renaissance Choral Music


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7.30pm - 9.00pm


The Crichton Memorial Church

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Please join Cantus Firmus, an 11-member choir from Glasgow, as they fill the Crichton Memorial Church in Dumfries with the ethereal sounds of the Renaissance.

 This celebration of European Renaissance choral music will include works by William Byrd, Jean Mouton, Josquin des Prez, Jacob Clemens non Papa and Carlo Gesualdo.

 Since their founding in 2016, Cantus Firmus have been on a mission to bring the unaccompanied choral music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to the country’s sublimest historical spaces.

 And with its lofty sandstone arches and cathedral-style acoustics, The Crichton is the perfect place for Cantus Firmus’ latest programme, Patchwork Polyphony.

 Cantus Firmus are no strangers to Dumfries and Galloway. Members of the ensemble made history in August 2017 when they sang for the first service of Choral Evensong in 100 years at Maxwelton Chapel, a tiny Episcopal church tucked away in the hills of Moniaive. More than 50 people were packed into Chapel’s pews, with many standing.

 Members of Cantus Firmus have also sung at the Crichton Memorial Chapel numerous times with the University of Glasgow’s prestigious Chapel Choir, which gives an annual Christmas concert there in partnership with Dumfries Town Band.


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