Laus Polyphoniae, Flanders Festival Antwerp
Sunday, 18 august, 10 am - 3 pm, KU Leuven, Campus Carolus, Korte Nieuwstraat 33, Antwerp
To accompany this Missa aurea Triptych, in which the three ensembles will perform a polyphonic Missa Ecce Ancilla Domini, a symposium exploring the impact of the Annuncation story on the sacred arts of the 15th century will be held. Moderated by Prof. Jennifer Bloxam (Williams College, USA) and with the participation of the singers from Cappella Pratensis, scholars, performers, and music lovers will consider the dramatic presentation of Luke's gospel in liturgical drama, painting, and sacred polyphony in order to place the Missae ancilla domini by Du Fay, Ockeghem and Regis in their larger cultural and religious context. The conversation is intended to pave the way for broader reflections on the way in which the sacred arts of the past can be most meaningfully presented to audiences today.