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The St James’ Institute presents: Twenty-Minute Talk: Gabriel Jackson

Sunday 24 July | 9:15am-9:45am | St James’ Hall and Online | Free

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Gabriel Jackson’s Mass of St James’ was commissioned in celebration of the St James’ Church bicentennial. Just before the full Mass is premiered by the Choir of St James’ and the orchestra, come along to learn more about this stark and soaring new score.
Music historian Robert Forgács introduces key features of the Jackson Mass, as well as a historical background to the award-winning composer’s work. This will include a discussion of his motet O sacrum convivium, dedicated to Jackson’s father, and sung by the Choir of Canterbury Cathedral, where Jackson was a boy chorister.
Dr Robert Forgács is a graduate of the Universities of Sydney and New South Wales, and has worked at UNSW as a casual lecturer, tutor, post-doctoral fellow, and research assistant. Forgács has written books and articles on sixteenth century music and music theory. His most recent publication is Latin & Music in the Early Era (Leiden, 2021). Robert is currently editing the complete Latin Motets of the sixteenth century German composer Gallus Dressler for A-R Editions (Madison).

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