The September concert of Ensemble Versus chamber choir confronts sacred compositions of two Renaissance giants – Thomas Stoltzer and Josquin Desprez.
On the foundations of the chamber choir Versus (from Latin "versus", meaning towards, to, turn, rotation, furrow, line, row or verse), which has been active in Brno since 2009 under the direction of Vladimír Maňas, a vocal quintet was created to present Stoltzer's and Josquin's motets. The role of the artistic leader is rather organisational in this case, because in terms of the concept of interpretation it is a joint work of experienced musicians, teachers and choirmasters. The combination of cornetto and trombones is used not only to support the singing voices, but also to differentiate the inner parts of individual motets. The motets will be performed in the acoustically outstanding space of the prison chapel on Cejl Street, Brno, on 13 September 2020 from 7:00 p.m.
Ensemble Versus – chamber choir for sacred music
Ivana Píchová and Magdalena Dostálová – discantus
Ondřej Múčka as a guest – altus
Vladimír Maňas – tenor
Libor Skokan – bassus
Radovan Vašina – cornetto
Pavel Novotný and Eduard Tichý – trombones