STRIGGIO WORKSHOP

Last September, solo-voice ensemble I Fagiolini rehearsed and recorded their biggest project to date: a recreation of Alessandro Striggio's Mass in 40 parts (1566). Rediscovered after four centuries of obscurity, this mass - the "missing link of Renaissance music" - seems to have inspired Tallis' 40 part motet Spem in Alium. Come and hear I Fagiolini's director Robert Hollingworth talk about the research and artistic vision behind this project, the real-world networking that brought it all to life, and the sounds of the recording itself, taking advantage of the Rymer's state-of-the-art sound equipment. This seminar will be followed by a live workshop on the mass directed by Hollingworth. Audience members will observe the workshop from the center of the stage, surrounded by the choirs, for a truly immersive experience. Sue has been invited to sing as a Tenor.