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Music for the Wool Merchants
July 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Letheringham Priory Church will be honoured by a performance from Musica
Antica Rotherhithe on Saturday 20 July starting at 6pm.
Tickets at the door.
Musica Antica Rotherhithe have chosen a programme that harks back to the era of Letheringham’s prime (1450 – 1650) when Suffolk wool was the luxury raw material sought by traders and manufacturers from the Low Countries and Italy.
The wealth generated by the wool, when woven and sold, was deployed by the continental merchants in engaging the best composers of Europe. Motets by composers such as Binchois, Ockeghem, Josquin Desprez, Palestrina and Monteverdi will be performed. There will be an interval for refreshments.
Musica Antica Rotherhithe is directed by Oliver Doyle musicaantica.org.uk together with the talented American/German soprano, Jessica Eucker. Oliver has performed at Letheringham Church in various concerts and services since 2005 or so. Ticket sale proceeds (and generous donations please) will go to help the Church’s rebuilding and maintenance expenses.