The ‘Earthquake’ Mass | The Tudor Consort
Saturday 19 May, 7.30 pm
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul
Cnr Molesworth and Hill St
For those who enjoyed the dense polyphony of Tallis’ Spem in alium, you must not miss this performance of Brumel’s intricate Missa Et ecce terrae motus. The nickname derives from the melody on which the Mass is based, a small section of a plainsong chant to the words ‘Et ecce terrae motus’ (‘And the earth moved’). Given the obvious association with the Canterbury earthquakes, The Tudor Consort will record this Mass shortly after the concert, with all profits going to the music department of ChristChurch Cathedral.