|YBC rehearsing in December 2015 for Haydn: Creation|
The range of colours in Victoria’s music is amazing from the tranquil rivers of Babylon in his psalm setting ‘Super flumina Babylonis’ to the lively antiphonal conversations of ‘Nisi Dominus’. To give you a flavour of what you can expect at the concert, here is a YBC recording of the setting of the beautiful, poignant Psalm 136 (By the waters of Babylon):
For this concert we perform music specially edited for the choir from part books in the British Library for a recording of Victoria which was released in 2002. The recording is available via our website. Underpinned by an organ continuo the concert offers an insight into the life of a fascinating man who was scholar, mystic, priest, singer, organist and composer.
The concert takes place on Saturday 6 February 2016 at St Michael le Belfrey York starting at 7.30pm and tickets priced at £14 (£12 concessions) are available either in advance at the National Centre for Early Music, online here: bit.ly/YBVictoria, or, on the door. Student stand-by tickets - priced at £5 - are available at the door 10 minutes before the start of the concert.