The Marian Consort – Seeing through Sound

Vocal ensemble The Marian Consort present a visual musical project, vividly revealing how Renaissance art is full of sound.

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  • Friday, 19 April 2024

  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Level 2

  • For Members

    and general public; general booking now open

  • Tickets cost £26.00 - £30.00

    Includes wine reception.

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The Marian Consort is a vocal ensemble that presents bold and thrilling performances for audiences around the world. As part of the 2024 Performance Festival, join them for the launch of this visual and aural feast which opens up encounters to some of the greatest painters and composers of the Renaissance.

The programme, vividly reveals how Renaissance art is full of sound - angels sing out from altarpieces, ancient gods and goddesses compete in musical contests, and music provides an essential backdrop to life at the time.

Featuring music by Josquin des Prez, Guillaume Dufay, John Dunstaple and Barbara Monk Feldman, and works by Gentile da Fabriano, Taddeo Crivelli, and Fra Angelico, the performance will be approximately one hour. It will be preceded by a talk from Professor Tim Shephard, Sheffield University Professor of Musicology, with a speciality in Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque music, for an exploration of the themes underpinning the performance, and how the project came together.

Approximate programme:
Doors open - 18.00
Pre-concert talk - 18.30
Interval / drinks - 19.00
Concert - 19.30

Header image: Photo Credit: Dunster Festival