June 22, 2012 · 7:30 PM
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One of the most exciting developments in early music is the recent discovery of the hitherto unknown South American Baroque tradition. Most of this music has been hidden away for centuries when Jesuits were expelled around 1760s.
Period instrument ensemble Florilegium, with director Ashley Solomon, has been involved in collaboration with Bolivian musicians for nearly ten years, discovering the 5000+ manuscripts from c16 and c17. The Arakaendar Bolivia Choir is a group of 14 mixed voices put together for this project.
Programme details are here. Tickets cost from £5 to £22 (concession 25% off) and can be booked via this link. There is a talk at 18.30 by Fr Piotr Nawrot, the Polish Jesuit priest who discovered and edited much of this music.
If you find that Shoreditch Church looks strangely familiar, it may be because it was the backdrop for The Rev.