GSCC Member Event

The Lonely City
Lamentations from Renaissance Spain

Event Type: Concert
Ticket Prices: Free-will offering only
Event Dates:
Sunday, March 14, 2021Mar 14, 2021, 3:00pm at Online Event (Link in description)


Sine Nomine presents its second performance of the 2020-21 season with a virtual performance of Spanish and Portugese Renaissance music inspired by the theme of 'Lamentations.' Singers have met virtually over five weeks to learn about the music, history, and culture that makes this music so uniquely beautiful. Our concert premiere will feature a selection of the pieces we studied and sang together: one setting of the 'Lamentations of Jeremiah' and 'O vos omnes' by Tomás Luis de Victoria, considered the most famous composer in 16th-century Spain; also we will offer 'Triste España' ('Sad Spain') by Juan del Encina, and 'Pater peccavi' by Portugese composer Duarte Lobo. You will hear a brief spoken presentation by Director Anne Lyman incorporating art and architecture of the period, pre-recorded performances by our singers, and even have the opportunity to sing along yourself! There will be an ongoing chat conversation during the concert. Do come join us!

Subscribe/ bookmark our Sine Nomine YouTube channel home page, which is where the concert link will appear a few days before March 14th, and where you may now view recordings from our fall concert, 'Together Alone with William Byrd.'

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The Lonely City. View of Toledo (c.1599-1600), El Greco; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, NY
The Lonely City. View of Toledo (c.1599-1600), El Greco; Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, NY
Sine Nomine: Renaissance Choir. Photo by Ruth Emerson
Sine Nomine: Renaissance Choir. Photo by Ruth Emerson