Professor Laurie Stras, “Dare to declare who you are” – Convent music of the medieval and Renaissance periods
13 April 2021 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
For the last 10 years or so, Laurie has been co-director (with founder Deborah Roberts) of the ensemble Musica Secreta (https://musicasecreta.com).
Laurie will talk about her ground-breaking research into the music sung by – and often composed by – nuns, discuss some of the challenges of performing this “music for equal voices”, and illustrate her talk with musical examples. Scores and instrumental parts will be provided for participants to play or sing along (muted). Lower voices (tenors and basses) can of course join in at their own pitch….
More details and booking form will be posted nearer the time.