Sisters of Ferrara - FOCEM
13 to 15 September 2019
A Weekend for thirty women singers to immerse themselves in the polyphonic choral music of convents in Italy in the 16th century, from the little-known music of Suor Leonora d’Este, Princess of Ferrara, to Josquin des Prez, Cipriano de Rore and GP Palestrina amongst others.
Come and learn with the co-directors of Musica Secreta, Deborah Roberts and Professor Laurie Stras, about the importance of convent music in Renaissance culture, and experience how nuns made their music the true sound of the Renaissance city. Workshops with Deborah and Laurie are always brimming with exciting new research, and will challenge and delight singers with repertoire and performance practices they will not have encountered before.