Christmas Lectures: The Great Musical Mystery of the Nativity Animals

Christmas Lectures at Storyhouse Running from
Last event: Wednesday 4 December 2019 at 1pm
  • Free (booking required)
  • Garret Theatre

Part of: Christmas and New Year 2019

A Christmas Lecture with Professor Darren Sproston
A series of one-hour lectures covering a range of fascinating subjects delivered by faculty members of the University of Chester.

This lecture begins where Darren’s last Christmas Lecture ended with Tomás Luis de Victoria’s O Magnum Mysterium.  This Christmas text has inspired many composers from the 16th to the 21st century. This Christmas sequel will be investigating the origins of the text, the earliest settings and its original purpose. It will end by exploring how composers through the ages have responded to this extraordinary celebration of the animals at the nativity.


Approx 60 mins

Season Christmas and New Year 2019

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