In the organizer's words:

"Mitten wir im Leben sind mit dem Tod umfangen," is how Martin Luther translated a popular Gregorian chant into German: "Media vita in morte sumus". The dialectical idea of death in life was long understood as an incantation, so it is not surprising that in 1316 the Synod of Cologne expressly forbade its performance without the permission of a bishop. The brilliant Belgian vocal ensemble Graindelavoix explores the afterlife of "Media vita" in a small but fascinating selection of expressive polyphonic arrangements by composers such as Nicolas Gombert, Ludwig Senfl, John Sheppard, Orlando di Lasso and José Gay.

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St. Ursula Kirche Ursulaplatz 24 50668 Köln

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