Date(s) - 14/09/2013
Bridlington Priory Church
The Binchois Consort was founded in 1995 to perform Dufay’s ‘Mass for St Anthony of Padua’ as part of a liturgical Mass for the Saint’s feast day. Its recording of that Mass (CDA66854) was released by Hyperion in 1996 to an enthusiastic critical reception. All its subsequent discs have received similarly stunning reviews. The second, ‘Music for St James the Greater by Guillaume Dufay’, received numerous awards including Recording of the Month and Early Music Recording of the Year in Gramophone magazine and a Diapason d’Or. The group’s fourth disc, ‘Josquin Des Prez and his Contemporaries’, received the coveted G5 of Goldberg magazine and five stars in BBC Music magazine.
‘One of the benefits of academically informed recordings is that one gets to hear music that one might not ever otherwise encounter…’ This was the thinking behind this stunning concert, in which these early music specialists brought the sounds of the medieval Priory to life with sacred 15th century music written in honour of St John of Bridlington – the first time this music has been performed in the Priory for over 600 years. This was a unique opportunity to hear this poignant and atmospheric liturgical music sung by experts in its original setting.
This event was part of the Priory 900 ‘Celebrating the Heritage’ Conference, which took place at East Riding College on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th September 2013.
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