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Orlando Consort

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Program

Works by Nicholas Ludford, Robert Fayrfax, Jean Mouton, Antoine de Févin, Pierre de la Rue, and others

Readings in English

Approximate running time: 1h 45m with one intermission

The biography of Catherine of Aragon (1485–1536) serves as the starting point for a fascinating journey into the world of the Renaissance with the Orlando Consort: in music and words, the British vocal quartet explores Catherine’s eventful and ultimately tragic life. The daughter of the King of Spain and wife of Henry VIII of England, she also made history as an influential player on the diplomatic stage of Europe’s rival monarchies.