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City of London Festival 2010, Gulbenkian Choir

Martin Handley presents a concert of Brazilian sacred polyphony and African Creole villancicos from the 17th to the 19th-centuries, performed at the 2010 City of London Festival.

Presented by Martin Handley.

Recorded at St Bartholomew-the-Great, Cloth Fair, in the heart of the capital, a recital from the City of London Festival, which this year celebrates music and culture from the Portuguese-speaking world. The programme features Brazilian sacred polyphony of the 18th & 19th centuries, as well as Creole villancicos - Christmas songs - from 17th-Century Africa, performed by the Gulbenkian Choir and a continuo ensemble of period instruments, led by Jorge Matta.

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Gulbenkian Choir
Period continuo instrumentalists
Jorge Matta, conductor

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