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Symposium by the Sea - 4 June

The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Research (MEMO) announces its fourth annual Symposium by the Sea


Recusants and Radicals: Reformation and Counter-Reformation in England and Wales
Friday, June 4th, 9.00am-5.00pm

Wallace Lecture Theatre


This symposium aims to examine from multiple perspectives the epistemological shifts within Catholicism in Britain during the later Middle Ages and Early Modernity. In particular, it will examine the activity and productivity of the early recusant communities after the dissolution of the monasteries and the continued religious practices within the Catholic families which lived under Protestant rule.

 
Speakers include:
Alexandra Walsham (Exeter)
Geraint Evans (Swansea)
Peter Leech (Swansea)
Olga Valbuena (Wake Forest, NC)
Maurice Whitehead (Swansea)
Helen Wilcox (Bangor)
Registration fee: £30 (£20 concession)

 
Following the symposium, there will be a concert of newly-discovered Recusant music performed by the Harmonia Sacra choir in All Saints' Church, Mumbles at 7.30pm ¿ Tickets £5.
 
HARMONIA SACRA
Musical Director - Peter Leech

 
'Fragments and Revelations: Catholic music from Jacobean and later Stuart England and Wales'
 
A performance tracing the history and development of choral music by Recusant composers working in the British Isles, and in exile, during the years 1580-1688. Repertoire will include motets by William Byrd, Peter Philips, Claude Desgranges and Innocenzo Fede, consort songs by Martin Peerson and Sir William Leighton and a rare performance of a musical fragment from the play Sanctus Tewdricus, written around 1679 and closely associated with the English Jesuit College at St.Omers and late seventeenth-century Catholic community in South Wales.

 
Further details from Anne Edwards (a.edwards@swan.ac.uk) or consult the symposium website at http://www.cicl.ac.uk/arts/research/memo/RecusantsandRadicalsSymposium/

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