Tapestry Choir – Miserere – 9th August 3 pm at the Lift Gallery, 926 Maleny-Montville Road. $10 tickets at door or online trybooking.com/IHRW. Click here to book online
Miserere (Allegri) – (Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia):
The Miserere is written for two choirs, one of five and one of four voices, and is an example of Renaissance polyphony surviving to the present day. One of the choirs sings a simple version of the original Miserere chant; the other, spatially separated, sings an ornamented “commentary” on this.
The Tenebrae service where the Miserere would be sung normally began at dusk, hence the name. During the ritual, candles would be extinguished one by one, save for the last candle which remained alight and was then hidden. Allegri envisioned the setting of the Miserere to be the final act within the first lesson of the Tenebrae service.