October 17, 2017

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LLiBRE VERMELL

Strozzi Female Choir presents LLiBRE VERMELL de Montserrat

A journey through the magic world of the everyday religious life of the common people in the Middle Ages.

There is little music from the 14th century such as the ​Llibre Vermell de Montserrat ​ ​ which so dramatically brings to life the everyday experience of pilgrims clustered around an open fire or marching cheerfully up the hill to the shrine to the Blessed Virgin. ​

Montserrat was the second most famous shrine in Spain after Santiago de Compostela and a popular focus for local adoration. This manuscript was written around 1400 and is made up of songs and dances written especially for the pilgrims visiting Montserrat.

To make them appealing to the visitors the music and rhythm of the songs is often based on folk music of the time. It doesn’t take much to imagine the pious revellers enjoying a song and a dance.

The ​Strozzi Female Choir ​ will perform the​ Llibre Vermell de Montserrat ​ in collaboration with soprano Mariana Pimenta, and musicians performing on historic instruments.

During the concert musicians and audience will connect through the projection of paintings by ​Hieronymus Bosch ​ to reflect the spirit of every song and the fantastic world of the everyday religious life of the common people in the Middle Ages.

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Wine tasting is available after concert.

Sunday, 2 April 2017 16.00 15.30: door is open ​

Bleijenburg 3b, The Hague German Protestant Church

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