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The Alchemist: Magnificats of Orlandus Lassus

Sat 13 January 19:30 - 21:30

Magnificat returns to Oxford to celebrate the genius and creativity of Orlandus Lassus, whose Magnificats paid tribute to other Renaissance masters by reimagining their music. Rich, dark-hued compositions by Josquin, Morales and Verdelot contrast with exuberant polychoral works, culminating in Lassus’ brilliant 10-voice setting, Aurora lucis rutilat.

Benedicta es
Lassus Magnificat Benedicta es
Verdelot Ultimi miei sospiri
Lassus Magnificat Ultimi miei sospiri
Lassus Motet & Magnificat Deus in adjutorium meum


Josquin Praeter rerum seriem
Lassus Magnificat Praeter rerum seriem
Morales Quando lieta sperai
Lassus Magnificat Quando lieta sperai
Lassus Motet & Magnificat Aurora lucis rutilat

Charlotte Ashley, Amy Haworth, soprano
Hugh Cutting, alto
Guy Cutting, Steven Harrold, Nick Todd, tenor
Ben Davies, Will Gaunt, Giles Underwood, bass
Martin Bolterauer, Clément Gester, cornet
Maximilien Brisson, Susanna Defendi, Emily Saville, Henry Van Engen, sackbut
Edward Higginbottom, organ

Philip Cave, conductor


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Date and Time

Sat 13 January
19:30 - 21:30
£15-£25, over 60s, students & the disabled £5-£25.


SJE Arts
St John the Evangelist church, 109A Iffley Road
Oxford, OX4 1EH