Lassus' Prophetiae Sibyllarum and motets by William Byrd
November 6, 2015 @ 8pm - MIT Chapel, Cambridge, MA
November 8, 2015 @ 3pm - Church of the Advent, Boston, MA
Tramontana’s third season kicks off with an exciting program of prophecy and mysticism. “Songs of the Oracle” is a creatively woven exploration of secular, mystical, and sacred beliefs about the coming of Christ. The powerful Prophetiae Sibyllarum combine the mystical texts of the ancient oracles - including the oracle at Delphi - with some of Lassus’ most daring harmonies. Motets by William Byrd explore these same ideas from the pen of a Catholic in hiding from a Protestant monarch. Join us for an hour of sacred mysteries, secular prophecies, and glorious singing!