Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina was an Italian Renaissance composer and the best-known 16th-century representative of the Roman School of composition. Palestrina began his training at the Basilica Santa Maria Maggiore in 1537 as a choirboy. By 1544 he was employed as an organist, music teacher, and singer at the cathedral.
Byrd International Singers is honored to present a program of sacred music by Palestrina and other composers from the Roman school in his home cathedral.
Byrd International Singers is directed by Markdavin Obenza, director of Seattle-based Byrd Ensemble, founder of chamber choir Radiance, and Producer for Scribe Records, an independent record label. He is an active freelance singer who performs with the Byrd Ensemble and has performed with the Tudor Choir, Early Music Vancouver and members of the Tallis Scholars. He is the Director of Choral Music at Trinity Parish Church in Seattle, Washington, USA.
Place: Piazza di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome, Metropolitan City of Rome, Italy
Start: 8:00 pm
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