CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS
Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 7:30 PM
Music for the Tudor Queens
Pomerium, “a driving force for performances of Renaissance polyphony” (The Washington Post), sings music from the reigns of Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I, one of the most turbulent periods in English history. Composers at Mary Tudor’s court wrote music that was stunningly ornate, based on chants grounded in Catholic liturgy. Elizabeth I outlawed Catholicism and favored a leaner style, but much brilliant music was written during her reign. Ecstatic motets and ethereal movements from the Mass, including sections from Tallis’s elaborate Missa Puer natus est nobis, are featured.
Part of Salon Encores.