Renaissance Music Group Choir

In 2016, RMG will be making big changes.  Our Musical Director of 50 years, Morris Davies, will be retiring, and the group will be renamed to Liverpool Renaissance Singers.

We now need to recruit a new Musical Director.  Please click here to see the Job Description.

Welcome to the Renaissance Music Group Choir web site.  Here, you can find details of our upcoming concerts and how to join us as a singer.  New singers are always welcome – for more details click here.

Next Recital:
Liverpool Cathedral Lady Chapel
Sunday 20th March 2016, 8:00pm

No other composer remotely shares a biography with Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613). He was a prince, related by birth to two cardinals, and later he had one more as brother-in-law. One of them was made a saint during Carlo’s lifetime. He murdered his wife, and her lover, post flagrante. From the simple musical structure of sixteenth century harmony he developed a shocking chromatic language, (only adopted centuries later), through which he expressed extremes of emotion: "love", "pain", "death", "ecstasy", "agony" and other similar ideas found in madrigal texts and finally he used it in settings of the bleak and desolate texts telling of Jesus in the days before and after the Crucifixion. 

For our Lent recital, the Renaissance Music Group, joined by the Chester Viols, will perform some of Gesualdo’s Responds for Good Friday and Palestrina’s exquisite Stabat mater dolorosa in the splendid ambiance of Liverpool Cathedral’s Lady Chapel.
Come and hear us on Sunday 20th March, 8pm                      

We have a Newsletter which can be found in the Newsletters section of this web site, or you can join the mailing list by clicking here and filling in the form. 
 
To introduce ourselves: We are a small, friendly choir, specialising in European choral music up to about 1650.  We sing two main concerts each year in Liverpool Cathedral Lady Chapel, in March and December. We also provide the music for a small number of church services throughout the year, beginning with a traditional service for us at St Asaph Cathedral each Autumn.

We would like to have more singers to join and help us perform this splendid music. There is a lot of information about the group on this site, or you can ring Alan Wilson  0151-427 3791 or email Morris Davies at eb20@liverpool.ac.uk. Anyone interested  is welcome to come to a rehearsal.  These are held on Wednesdays from 7.30-10:00 in the University School of Music, off Oxford Street, during university term time.


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