Vox Nostra with Vlad Smishkewych Sunday 23 April 2017
Coming up on Vox Nostra on Sunday 30th April.
The month of May is upon us soon, and this last month of spring begins with the celebration of May Day.
Feted in most countries around the world, this celebration is replete with pagan customs, even if modern days its been given a sociopolitical twist as a workers’ holiday. Come explore the musical feasts of "Kalenda maia" as Vlad explores medieval music with references to the first of May, Old French 'chansons de toile' or labouring songs, and music for St. Joseph’s second feast day.
Composers for the week include Juan Cabanilles and William Lawes, with a special nod to castrato singer Marc'Antonio Pasqualini, featuring selections from Stefano Landi's sacred opera "Il Sant'Alessio".
Vox Nostra and RTé lyric fm celebrated the European Day of Music with a fanfare of festivity.
The 21st March marked not only Bach's birthday and the spring equinox, but also the
European Day of Early Music! In this fifth celebration of the special day, RTE lyric fm joined forces with REMA, the European Early Music Network, for a day filled to the brim with a thousand years of glorious music, historic instruments, and live concerts all around Ireland.