For this year’s Spitalfields Music Summer Festival, Andrew Staples, with his company Vignette Productions, will be presenting a new staging of two trailblazing oratorios on the theme of Sacrifice.
‘Sacrifices’ sees Vignette collaborate with La Nuova Musica and their conductor David Bates for concerts on 14th and 15th June. It is focusing on two early oratorios: Carissimi’s Jephte and Charpetentier’s Sacrificium. The piece evolves from the questions of faith and ritual and what it is to sacrifice.
Click here to read David Bates’ interview with the BBC Music Magazine and visit the Spitalfields Music website for more information.