Blackdowns Early Music Projects - GRAND BAROQUE IV

Exeter Cathedral, 1 The Cloisters, Exeter, EX1 1HS

29 Nov 2019

Blackdowns Early Music Projects - GRAND BAROQUE IV


Blackdowns Early Music Projects (BEMP) is proud to present the fourth in its biennial GRAND BAROQUE series, featuring rarely heard,  large works fully deserving a Cathedral setting!

Biber’s career as a virtuoso violinist was accompanied by a magnificent output of large choral works for Salzburg Cathedral. With all the ceremonial instrumentation  available to him, this Requiem written for the funeral of  Biber’s long term employer Archbishop Maximillian Gandolf shows Biber at his best. The music is  brimming with rhythmic vitality, harmonic interest and written in A major,  unusual for the occasion.

Giovanni Sances worked most of his adult life in Vienna for the rich Habsburg Court and was frequently commissioned to write large works for specific occasions.  The Missa Sancta Maria Magdalenae was likely to have been used at the wedding, on her nameday, of Eleonore Magdalena Theresia,  Emperor Leopold I’s daughter. A playful work for double choir, this Mass is full of joy.  The first transcription of this work was completed in 2004 for the BEMP organisers,  who are thrilled to be performing it for the first time in the SW in suitable surroundings!

Director JanJoost van Elburg, featuring The Monteverdi String Band, The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble, soloists and choir.

Tickets on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre.

Opening Hours

Friday 29th November 2019
7.30pm - 9.45pm



Front Nave Reserved £25.00 (students £12.50)

Mid Nave Reserved £20.00 (students £10.00)

Rear Nave Reserved £15.00 (students £9.00)

Front Side Aisle Unreserved £12.00 (students £9.00)

Rear Side Aisle Unreserved £8.00 (students £6.00)

Early Bird Discount: 10% discount when booking four or more full-price tickets in one transaction before 31st August 2019.

Tickets on sale at Taunton Visitor Centre


Blackdowns Early Music Projects - GRAND BAROQUE IV
Exeter Cathedral
1 The Cloisters
United Kingdom

T: 01823 340470



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