Saturday, February 08, 2014

Music of the Medieval Rites

A series of concerts devoted to the music of different Christian Rites will take place shortly. Initially conceived by Jonathan Ayers and his choir, the Capella Duriensis which featured in this post last summer, each concert will feature music from the Old Roman, Beneventan, Sarum, Braga, Byzantine, Ambrosian and Gallic rites. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is disseminating the series across a number of European radio stations including Sarrländischer Rundfunk which will be broadcasting every concert live at 20h04 German time on the dates below at this link. More information can be found at

24 February 2014
Gallic Rite
L'Académie Vocale de Paris and the Monks of Solesmes Abbey
Solesmes Abbey, France

3 March 2014
Sarum Rite
Merton College, Oxford, England

10 March 2014
Byzantine Rite
The Orthodox Choir of the University of Eastern Finland
Monastery of New Valamo, Finland

17 March 2014
Ambrosian Rite

21 March 2014
Sarum Rite
BBC Singers

24 March 2014
Braga Rite
Capella Duriensis
Sé Catedral de Braga, Portugal

31 March 2014
Old Roman & Beneventan Rite
St Michael's Chapel, Kosice, Slovakia

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