In a programme structured around the monumental Missa Praeter Rerum Seriem by Cipriano de Rore, Sestina will explore a wide range of music, from the hidden textual messages of Byrd’s Cantiones Sacrae to the incredible mathematically correct Tallis Miserere.

Presented by an all-male vocal ensemble of eight voices, the richness and inner beauty of this music will be brought to life in stunning surroundings.

The dates for your diary are (click for tickets):

31st August – Clonard Monastery, Belfast 8PM

1st September – Church of the Assumption, Newry 7.30PM

Programme:

Christe qui lux I Robert White

Loquebantur variis linguis Thomas Tallis

Praeter rerum seriem Josquin Desprez

Kyrie from Missa Praeter rerum seriem Cipriano de Rore

Tristitia et anxietas William Byrd

Gloria from Missa Praeter rerum seriem Cipriano de Rore

Miserere nostri Thomas Tallis

Sanctus from Missa Praeter rerum seriem Cipriano de Rore

Ne irascaris William Byrd

Agnus Dei from Missa Praeter rerum seriem Cipriano de Rore

Vigilate William Byrd

Christe qui lux IV Robert White

Joseph Zubier, Mark Chambers – Counter Tenor

Matthew Keighley, Peter Harris, Robin Horgan – Tenor

Aaron O’Hare, Brian McAlea and William Gaunt – Bass