Join the UQ Chamber Singers as they present a wonderful evening of musical canons in songs, motets and Masses from the 14th and 16th centuries at St John's Cathedral on the 20th October. While the choir will be directed by Graeme Morton, a pre-concert talk will be given by Dr Denis Collins (University of Queensland) and Dr Jason Stoessel (University of New England).  

Denis and Jason regularly publish their research on Medieval and Renaissance music in leading international journals and present their work at conferences throughout Australia and overseas.

The repertoire for this concert is drawn from the rich world of medieval and renaissance polyphony where musical canons of every kind were composed for religious, private and civic occasions. Some of this music in this concert has not been heard since the middle ages, such as the Kyrie and Sanctus from the Tournai manuscript. These have been reconstructed and prepared for performance by Jason and Denis. Other compositions on the program show how composers delighted in all manner of musical canons: singing the music forwards or backwards, with different numbers of voices starting together or after each other, or with lengthening and shortening of melodies. Canons were great favourites of composers and audiences and are still part of music-making in different styles around the world.





St John's Cathedral

Saturday 20th October 

7.00 pm Pre-Concert Talk (with refreshments) by Dr Denis Collins (University of Queensland) and Dr Jason Stoessel (University of New England)

8.00 pm Concert



Anonymous, Kyrie and Sanctus from the Tournai Manuscript (mid 14th century)

Matteo da Perugia (fl.1400–1416), Gloria spiritus et alme

Guillaume Dufay (1397–1474). Gloria ad modum tube

Johannes Ockeghem (c.1410–1497), Prenez sur moi

Prioris (fl.1490–c.1514), Ave Maria gratia plena

Jean Mouton (c.1459–1522), Ave virgo celi porta

Jean Mouton, En venant de lyon

Jean Mouton, Qui ne regretroit

Josquin Des Prez (c.1440–1521), Agnus Dei from Missa L’homme armé super voces musicales

Adrian Willaert (c.1490–1562), Christi virgo dilectissima



373 Ann Street, CBD, Brisbane
St John's Cathedral