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Patrick Craig on Chant and Polyphony

17 January @ 8:00 pm 9:30 pm

Zoom event

As a beacon of light in the dark days of January, Patrick Craig will lift our spirits with a zoom session on ‘Chant and the origins of Polyphony’. The Old Testament book of Psalms is full of exhortations to worship God with song. But for the majority of history music has been shared without it ever being written down.

Patrick will trace the origins of chant, the birth of polyphony and the invention of notation. He will feature some of the most imaginative and spectacular pieces of music that are based on a foundation of Gregorian chant. He will also reflect on his recent experience of leading his all-female professional choir Aurora Nova through a full 24 hour marathon of chant, recreating the monastic services of the Divine Office.

The session will be recorded so you will be able to view it for a limited time after the event even if you can’t make the date.

Click here for the online booking form.

The link to the booking form is also in the flier: Download further details (PDF file)

£5.00 Optional additional donations are invited in support of Patrick and the charity Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Hardship Fund.