The series of liturgies for Holy Week has inspired some of the most beautiful music in the Christian tradition, prompting composers to explore the very extremes of human emotion, from grief to exultation. This program juxtaposes these two extremes with music by the Spanish Renaissance composers Francisco Guerrero, Alonso Lobo, and Tom's Luis de Victoria, featuring Victoria's setting of "The Lamentations of Jeremiah" for Good Friday as well as Lobo's "Missa Maria Magdalene" for Easter Sunday.
Formed in 2006, Fior Angelico is a Columbus-based chamber chorus of sixteen singers dedicated to the performance of early music. Past programs have featured the works of such Renaissance masters as Josquin, Isaac, Willaert, Palestrina, Lassus, Victoria, Byrd, Tallis, and Monteverdi. The name Fior Angelico comes from the title of a 1547 music theory treatise, Fior angelico di musica (The Angelic Flower of Music), written by Fra Angelo da Picitono.