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Spanish Glories of the Sixteenth Century

We performs our award-winning interpretation of Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Requiem Mass of 1605. This luminous masterpiece has a timeless resonance that speaks to hearers across four centuries. Victoria called upon all his imaginative resources and the new power of polyphony that swept across Europe to create one of the greatest works of the Renaissance.

This is performed alongside a selection from Victoria’s Tenebrae Responsories and Lamentations for Holy Saturday, with the captivating Versa est in luctum by his contemporary Alonso Lobo. These voices from the golden age of Spanish art speak to us with their humanity and beauty to this day.

‘This is a definitive modern Victoria Requiem, performed by a choir who relish its musical and expressive challenges.’ Classic FM


Alonso Lobo Versa est in luctum
Tomás Luis de Victoria Tenebrae Responsories and Lamentations from Holy Saturday
Tomás Luis de Victoria Requiem Mass 1605

Artist Information:

Nigel Short

Venue & Address:

Elisabeth Murdoch Hall, Melbourne Recital Centre, 31 Sturt Street, Melbourne, Southbank, VIC 3006, Australia


Nigel Short, Tenebrae