Europäische Kulturstiftung EUROPAMUSICALE München & BACH FESTIVAL de Leipzig - Musique aux Salles de Pollogne.

    The next edition of Musica Sacra Festival in München, organized by the European Foundation Europamusicale, will feature the participation of Capella de Ministrers. A concert to be held on the 12th century Windberg Abbey, the June 19th, and where the Spanish ensemble will present a premiere program in trio for solo voice, viola da gamba and harpsichord: INEFFABILIS. A Musical repertoire about the spirituality of the Spanish Late Renaissance and Early Baroque with works by Morales, Victoria, Guerrero and Merula.

  • MELANCOLÍA: Anatomía de la Mística

    MELANCOLIA foto capellaRobert Burton (1577-1640) publicaba en los albores del siglo del claroscuro su obra Anatomía de la Melancolía (1621) que alcanzaría gran popularidad. Es aquí donde por vez primera aparece la melancolía religiosa como aspecto fundamental de la experiencia mística. En este contexto hiperreligioso situamos figuras como las de las llamadas “beatas melancólicas”, la más conocida de ellas fue Santa Teresa de Ávila, quien dedicaría íntegramente un texto al estudio de la melancolía en su conocido capítulo VII de las Fundaciones. Capella de Ministrers propone un recorrido a través de las músicas que dibujan desde el sentimiento melancólico una anatomía de la Mística caracterizada por las luces y las sombras, parafraseando el reconocido libro de Robert Burton. Un repertorio de música hispana de fines del siglo XVI y principios del siglo XVII con romances y villancicos de Encina, Fuenllana y de la Torre; del contexto de las casas de la alta nobleza y las dignidades eclesiásticas con obras de Ceballos, Navarro, Vázquez o Guerrero; música para las procesiones y fiestas religiosas con piezas de de Escobedo, Ribera, Guerrero y Venegas, así como piezas de Lerma del ms. Falla.



    Capella de Ministrers celebrarà el 9 d'octubre amb dues propostes en gira al voltant del renaixement europeu més humanista.

    Bartolomeo Veneto 001L'humanisme és un moviment intel·lectual, filosòfic i cultural europeu estretament lligat al Renaixement. L'origen es situa al segle XIV a la península Itàlica (especialment a Florència, Roma i Venècia) en personalitats com Dante Alighieri, Francesco Petrarca i Giovanni Boccaccio. Busca l'Antiguitat Clàssica i reprèn l'antic humanisme grec del segle d'or i manté la seua hegemonia en bona part d'Europa fins a finals del segle XVI. A partir d'una acurada selecció musical Capella de Ministrers proposa dues propostes de programa per conmemorar aquesta data.

  • Capella de Ministrers in Les Serenates Festival

    Capella de Ministrers performs in the cloister of the University of Valencia within Serenates Festival on Friday 28 June at 10 pm. The concert will be settled in the Claustro of La Nau, cultural siege of the University of Valencia and it will include Amors e Cansó, Trovadores de la Corona de Aragón.

    With troubadour is meant every artist (from the end of the 11th century and the end of the 13th century) able to create lyrics and music of his songs. Trovar (succeed) in finding sons e motz (sounds and words) was a trend that extends itself through the nobility of a wide geographic area of the south of France. Actually it is none other than a form of sophisticated etiquette, the outcome of a society that began refining its manners, following the improvement of life conditions, thanks to a relative political and economical stability; moreover it was a way to influence critics.

    Genres par excellence of courtly poetry were cansó, about love, and sirventés that always contained bitter – or even violent – messages. Even if other genres such as alba, pastorela or tensó were less often cultivated, masterpieces of all these genres survive, proving their creators’ versatility.

    The majority of manuscripts with a troubadour’s repertoire dates from 13th century, or even later, when the movement was yet in decline. It is as if the repertoire of 20th century songwriters would be edited nowadays, having collective memory as its only source of information. Aside from exceptions, it is sure that the result is linked to the success that a specific song and its creator achieved in that time: this is what happened with the remained troubadours’ repertoire, where almost everything is characterized by an exceptional quality, given the fact that time has sank all the rest into oblivion.

    Possibility of exclusive participation (amadors)

  • "La Música Encerrada" in Verkami

    A brand-new project by CdM (featuring Mara Aranda) needs your collaboration!

    The album “La Música Encerrada” seeks an historical recovery of Sephardic Music. Coping with desire of what was irremediably lost in Spain, the legend tells us that some Sephardic Jews retained – generation after generation – the keys of their disappeared home… Sefarad.

    In order to make this project come true, CdM chose a new tool – crowfunding –, which allows every enthusiast of our musical culture to participate actively, being involved in a special way in our adventure.

    More information in our Verkami page:

    CdM – La Música Encerrada

  • May 19th 6pm Concert “Atlanticus” for the German audience in Marienmünster

    Capella de Ministers will flight to Germany in order to partecipate to the Wege Durch Das Land Festival, where it will propose a suggestive musical journey across the Atlantic, through some of the most important songbooks of the era immediately subsequent to the Discovery of America.

    “Atlanticus” is a homage to the very same Ocean that has been, and it is still now, the trait d’union between the European and the American continents, even though thousands miles physically separate each others. Spanish and Ibero-american will and spirit made possible a sort of cultural twinning and generated a stream of mutual musical influences.