The Brighton Early Music Festival Community Choir invites you to join us to explore and sing music from The Lewes Breviary Missal. This rare 13th Century manuscript shows us the music that was sung in the great Cluniac Priory at Lewes. We will be learning this music along with medieval Pilgrimage songs, in the course of three workshops lead by inspiring specialists Fernando Reyes and Mercedes Hernandez of Resonet.
11th and 12th February 11.00 am to 6.00 pm, £20 - £25
Exeter Street Hall, Brighton 16-17 Exeter St, Brighton BN1 5PG
22nd and 23rd April 11.00 am to 6.00 pm, £20 - £25, Exeter Street Hall, Brighton
24th to 30th July in the Cluniac Priory of La Charité-sur-Loire, France
29th July 8.30 pm in the Priory Church of La Charité-sur-Loire, France
18th November 7.30 pm in the Chapel of Lewes Priory School
The workshops will contain teaching on how to sing this music well, both in terms of vocal technique and accuracy. You do not need to have any background in singing or music to join the workshops. There is no audition necessary. We will also explore the historical background to the music of the the Lewes Breviary-Missal, pilgrimage songs and the manuscript itself.
For more information, contact Andrew Robinson, Musical Director
Andrewrobinson79@gmail.com 01273 480868
This project is supported by Lewes Priory Trust
Images of the Lewes Breviary-Missal copyright the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.