Jubilee concert: Mass for the New Vasa King
Hear a magnificent musical feast of voices and wind instruments at Gripsholm Castle during the performance of 'Sancta Maria', a mass to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Gustav I Vasa's 1523 election as King of Sweden.
SANCTA MARIA – A MASS FOR THE NEW VASA KING
Canto Fiorito and Ensemble Villancico
7 June at 19:00
The Hall of State, Gripsholm Castle
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There will be pomp and ceremony at this concert by Lithuania's Canto Fiorito in collaboration with singers from Stockholm's Ensemble Villancico. The music would have been heard at court of the powerful House of Vasa in Vilnius, where Gustav Vasa's grandson had one of Europe's most impressive chapels in the early 17th century, with strong influences from Rome and Venice.
Under the artistic direction of Rodrigo Calveyra, Vilnius-based Canto Fiorito has quickly become Lithuania's most dynamic and internationally recognised ensembles performing a historical repertoire. Sweden's Ensemble Villancico was established by Peter Pontvik, and is now regarded as one of the world's most important interpreters of early Nordic and Latin American music.
This production is a partnership between Stockholm Early Music Festival/EARLY MUSIC SWEDEN, the Lithuanian Culture Institute and Gripsholm Castle.
The jubilee concerts at Gripsholm: