Día 8 - MUSEO ARQUEOLÓXICO - 20:30 h
Songs by Galician and Portuguese troubadours from the XIII century

Mercedes was born in Santiago de Compostela and has studied singing, specialising in ancient music, at the Conservatory of Toulouse (France), the Musikhochschule of Trossingen (Germany) and the Schola Cantorum Basileiensis (Basil-Switzerland) with teachers such as Guillemette Laurens, Richard Levit and Montserrat Figueras. She takes part in concerts and recordings with well-konown groups such as La Capella Reial de Catalunya (Jordi Savall), Le Parlement de Musique (Martin Gester), Ensemble Elyma (Gabriel Garrido), The Harp Consort (Andrew Lawrence King), La Fenice (Jean Tubery), etc., having performed in many of the main auditoria and festivals in Europe and America. In 2002 had her debut in the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona in the role of Ninfa in the opera by Claudio Monteverdi L’Orfeo conducted by Jordi Savall.

Fernando began his musical training as a child singer in the choristers’ school of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. He specialised in ancient plucked string instruments at the Conservatory of Toulouse (France) and at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik in Trossingen (Germany) with Rolf Lislevand. As an instrumentalist he is intensely involved in concerts and recordings as a solo performer or accompanist throughout all of Europe. He has also composed and conducted music for a series of theatrical works, and has published several articles on ancient music, music guides and CD books. He has offered numerous seminars, courses and conferences in different universities and teaching centres throughout Europe. He recorded as solo player Viaxe a Compostela, musics for a trip to Compostela. With Mercedes Hernandez he has recorded Tonos de Amor with José Marín’s songs for voice and guitar, 17 th. century.

RESONET was formed in Santiago de Compostela in 1990 by the lute player Fernando Reyes, who conducts the group, and the soprano Mercedes Hernández, taking its name from a piece in the Codex Calixtinus. Its members have received specialised training in the performance of ancient music in Europe’s best-known schools. The group has performed numerous concerts in leading festivals and auditoria throughout Europe, focusing on music connected with Galicia and the Way of St. James. It has recorded La Grande Chanson: french pilgrims’ songs from the seventeenth century; ¡Santiago!: music and pilgrimages in the Renaissance; Les Pellerines: the fashion of pilgrimage in seventeenth-century France; Il Pellegrino: the journey of Cosimo III de Medici,1668; Canto de nadal; Cantares Galegos-Rosalía de Castro, Canto de Ultreia: Codex Calixtinus-Pilgrims’Songs: Music for the festivities of St. James-twelfth century, Festa Dies: consecration of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, 1211 and A peregrina: songs and romances on the ways of St. James.