Contrapunctus

Owen Rees

Contrapunctus is an early-music vocal ensemble directed by Owen Rees and dedicated to passionate interpretations informed by authoritative insight and understanding.

Concerts

Forthcoming Performances

Thursday 24 August 2017, 8 pm

AMUZ Laus Polyphoniae Festival, Antwerp
Virgin & Child: Music from the Baldwin Partbooks
St Jakobskerk, Antwerp
https://www.amuz.be/en/concert/contrapunctus-virgin-and-child/

Saturday 10 February 2018, 7.30 pm

Victoria: Missa Gaudeamus & works by Guerrero & Morales
Chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford
http://www.ticketsoxford.com/whats-on/all-shows/contrapunctus/6130

Past performances

Saturday 11 February 2017

Virgin & Child: Music from the Baldwin Partbooks
Chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford

Friday 9 December 2016

Veni Domine: Iberian polyphony for Advent & Christmas
Ubeda & Baeza Early Music Festival, Spain
Auditorio de San Francisco, Baeza, Spain

Friday 30 September 2016

The Queen's House, Greenwich
Music for Mary Tudor
Part of the Mary I 500th anniversary conference, UCL

Saturday 17 September 2016

Love's Greatest Sacrifice: Byrd, Davy, Browne, Dering
Musica Sacra Festival, Maastricht, Holland

Friday 16 September 2016

Love's Greatest Sacrifice: Byrd, Davy, Browne, Dering
Musica Divina Festival, Mechelen, Belgium
Averbode Abbey, Belgium

Saturday 28 March 2015, 8 pm

Songs of Divine Love
A concert of Song of Songs settings by Spanish composers interspersed with readings from the works of St Teresa of Avila
Chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford

Saturday 7 March, 7.30 pm

In the Midst of Life: Music from the Baldwin Partbooks
Motets on the theme of mortality by Byrd, Tallis, Sheppard and Taverner
Chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford

Saturday 4 October 2014, 7 pm

Eborae Musica Festival, Evora, Portugal
Evora Cathedral
Masterworks of Portuguese Polyphony

Sunday 31 August 2014, 5 pm

Utrecht Early Music Festival
St Pieterskerk
A Habsburg Union: The Wedding of Archduke Charles, 1571
Lassus, Monte & Padovano

Thursday 14 November 2013

with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford
G. F. Handel Ode for the Birthday of Queen Anne (HWV 74) 
William Croft Ode Laurus cruentas
William Croft Ode for the Peace of Utrecht, With Noise of Cannon
G. F. Handel Te Deum for the Peace of Utrecht (HWV 278)

Thursday 29 August 2013

AMUZ Festival, Antwerp, Belgium
St Joriskerk, Antwerp, Belgium
'For the comfort of such as delight in music': Music for the Chapel Royal of Elizabeth I

Sunday 12 May 2013

Martin Randall Travel
Seville Cathedral, Spain
Morales: A Requiem for Philip II

Saturday 4 May 2013

Festival van Vlaanderen, Mechelen, Belgium
St Rumbold's Cathedral, Mechelen, Belgium
Music for Mary: Josquin, de la Rue, and Bauldeweyn

Saturday 17 November 2012

Chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford
Libera nos: The Cry of the Opressed
Works by Byrd, Tallis, alongside masterpieces from Renaissance Portugal

Friday 16 November 2012

De Bijloke, Ghent, Belgium
Libera nos: The Cry of the Opressed
Works by Byrd, Tallis, alongside masterpieces from Renaissance Portugal

Saturday 6 October 2012

Eborae Musica Festival, Evora Cathedral, Portugal
Portuguese renaissance polyphony

Thursday 12 July 2012

Santander, Spain
Spanish Golden-Age polyphony

Saturday 2 June 2012

Setubal Festival, Portugal

Saturday 12 November 2011

Chapel of The Queen's College, Oxford
A Rose Without Thorns: Music by Byrd, Tallis, Josquin and Victoria

Friday 11 November 2011

Masterclass
Holywell Music Room, Oxford

Sunday 21 August 2011

AMUZ Festival, Antwerp

Background image by Fr Lawrence Lew O.P.
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