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The Orlando Consort

The Orlando Consort The Ambassadors The journals and letters of Renaissance Ambassadors provide a vivid image of the rich opulence and tortured machinations of court life. The Orlando Consort presents exquisite love songs and grand ceremonial motets from Burgundy, Italy, Spain and England, together with readings that reveal the secret world of the diplomat. Featuring music by Busnois, Dufay, Josquin Desprez, Compère, Brumel, Peñalosa, Cornysh and King Henry VIII . "Three things here are of the highest excellence: silk, tapestry and MUSIC, which certainly can be said to be PERFECT" The Venetian Ambassador at the Court of Philip the Fair, Duke of Burgundy, 1506. The Orlando Residency at the University of Nottingham is supported by the Radcliffe Trust The concert finishes at approximately 9.15pm