The Gaudete Singers directed by David Leigh-The Flemish Renaissance

  • Music
  • Sun 18 Nov
  • 20.00

Tickets on the door: €20, conc. €15, students €5 with ID, all including a glass of wine/soft drink afterwards.


Missa Gaudeamus                                                      Josquin des Prez (c.1452 – 1521)

A mass for the feast of All Saints

Salve Regina                                                               Jacob Obrecht (c. 1450 – 1505)

Mille quingentius                                                        Jacob Obrecht

Lament on the death of his father

Intemerata Dei Mater                                                 Johannes Ockeghem (c. 1410 – 1497)

Mort, tu as navré de ton dart                                     Johannes Ockeghem

In memoriam Gilles Binchois

Our concert last year centred on music of 16th century polyphony written by a group of English musicians who stayed and composed throughout the English Reformation.

By contrast this year we will be going back a century and crossing over to mainland Europe, to Flanders and the Duchy of Burgundy, which is now modern Belgium and the northern French border region. Josquin des Prez and Jacob Obrecht were contemporaries and were possibly taught by Johannes Ockeghem, at the very least they were both influenced by him.

The centrepiece of this concert is Missa Gaudeamus – a mass for the feast of All Saints by Josquin des Prez. Based on the Gregorian introit Gaudeamus Omnes this beautiful work is characteristic of 15th century polyphony.

This wonderful programme will be heard to good effect in the sympathetic acoustic of the Lady Chapel in St Patricks’ Cathedral, so come and relax into the soundscape of the 15th century.