Eloquent & Elevated
Performer: Atalante & Resurgam
Event Date: Sat, 11 May 2013
Venue: St Nicholas Collegiate Church
Tickets: 18 / 15 / 5 euro
SPONSORED AND PART OF THE EU PRESIDENCY CULTURAL PROGRAMME Music elevated and transformed the eloquent verse of 17th-century Roman poets into sensual and ecstatic narratives of repentance, martyrdom, extreme grief and eroticism. This excess of emotion and expression in all the arts came to be known as 'Baroque', and it was Rome and the counter-Reformation where the style was first awakened. Erin Headley and her award-winning ensemble Atalante, join Ireland's premier professional choir Resurgam, directed by Mark Duley, in this outstanding concert. The inspiration for Atalante is the lirone, that ethereal-sounding multi-string bowed instrument said to 'transport the soul and elevate the spirit'. The concert is semi-staged and includes the rich and lustrous costumes of Alessio Rosati from the University of Florence.