2017 recital: Musica Dei donum
Musica Dei donum: the gift of music
For its annual evening recital of 2017, the Burgundian Consort will focus on a myriad of sacred Latin works from different centuries and different countries , with works by composers including Stanford, Gabrieli, Rutter, Eslava, Lauridsen, and di Lasso. The program will also include the premiere performance of the winner of the inaugural Willgoss Choral Composition Prize, as a gift of music offered by long-term member of the Burgundian Consort, Dr Richard Willgoss.
The Burgundian Consort has existed as an elite arm of the Collegium Musicum Choir for many years (since about 1985). The ensemble includes only a small number of singers (12-18), mostly (but not exclusively) undergraduate music students and sings challenging, unaccompanied repertoire. The Burgundian Consort presents a small annual recital in September of each year as well as being part of some concerts of the Collegium Musicum. In recent years, the Burgundian Consort’s repertoire has included Copland's In the Beginning, Britten’s Sacred and Profane, Palestrina’s Missa Aeterna Christi Munera, Wesley-Smith's Who Killed Cock Robin? and Debussy's Trois Chansons de Charles d'Orleans.