Fiesta: Baroque music from Mexico and South America

  • Chapel of St Mary & St George Guildford Grammar School, 11 Terrace Road, Guildford 6005 Australia

The Giovanni Consort, conducted by Adrian Maydwell

In the first concert of their 2017 Season, The Giovanni Consort present a program celebrating the Baroque music of Mexico and South America. We are delighted to be joined by conductor Adrian Maydwell, who will provide insights into an area of music that regrettably does not receive as much attention as its European equivalent. 

Adrian's father, Anthony Maydwell, will also provide a pre-concert talk about this fascinating chapter in the history of choral music to our Patrons and Sponsors. This is Anthony's specific area of research, so the presentation is one not to be missed.

The earliest composers in Spanish colonial Mexico were not usually native to that part of the world but came from the Iberian Peninsula; either Spain or Portugal. They were employed as choirmasters at the cathedrals of Mexico City or Puebla, where their responsibilities often included providing music for masses.

In this concert we will perform some of the masterworks of this genre, including Padilla’s Missa Ego Flos Campi and Franco’s Salve Regina. Also included in the program will be Hanacpachap Cussicuinin, which is the earliest work of vocal polyphony printed in the New World.

Modelled on the performance style of British choir Ex Cathedra, this is a concert not to be missed!

Tickets: $35 adult / $30 concession / $20 student,
available from bit.ly/Giovanni2017