The Ensemble: Victoria’s Officium Defunctorum
The chamber vocal and instrumental group opens its season with Tomás Luis de Victoria’s Requiem Mass for Archduchess Maria of Austria, composed in 1603. The Mass is based on a complete plainchant Mass but alternates between chant intonations and polyphony that incorporates the chant as a freely paraphrased cantus firmus. Written for six parts, The Ensemble will perform this work with a single voice on each part. Tickets available through The Ensemble website.
Saint Stephen Catholic Church
1112 S.E. 41st Avenue
Portland, OR 97214