An incredible story with music by Norwegian contemporary composers.
Cecilie Ore's Dead Pope on Trial was commissioned by the Norwegian vocal ensemble Nordic Voices and casts a critical light on the church's past relationship to power and superstition. In the year 887, when Pope Formosus had laid at rest in his grave for nine months, he was brutally torn from his eternal slumber to stand trial. He was accused of abusing his papal ministry and bestowing an honour upon himself which he had not deserved.
The programme also features works by Maja Ratkje, Gavin Bryars and Tomas Luis de Victoria.
The concert is part of the 2017 Oslo International Church Music Festival.
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Nordic Voices: Dead Pope on Trial
- March 25, 2017 - March 25, 2017