The next day event is on Saturday October 15th with Alison Kinder. A polychoral tour of Europe.
Information about the day with Robert Hollingworth is now available. ‘Fyer, fyer!’ a bonfire day special for singers and instrumentalists.
You will find these and our plans for the coming season on our workshops page.
Concert in Cilcain on 8th October at 7.30.
Features music by Monteverdi and his contemporaries and settings of Shakespeare’s songs by Purcell and other composers.
Amicorum, director Deborah Catterall Chester Baroque and Hugh Cherry lute come together to give this concert.
Flier and details are here.
The details of the workshop with Alison Kinder are now on the workshops page of the web site. It looks a lovely choice of music and will be suitable for singers, recorder and viol players and also well behaved cornetti and sackbuts.
There are many events and Summer schools over the Summer. See the other workshops page for information
Lute song concert in Chester 7:30 5th August, St. Werburgh’s Church, Chester
Deborah Catterall, accompanied by Hugh Cherry, is giving a concert of lute/archlute songs and solos from Shakespeare’s time, including songs from his plays and other songs by John Dowland and Purcell. The concert will include 5 songs from the plays, including ‘O mistresse mine’, ‘Where the bee sucks’ and ‘Full fathom Five’, and several of Dowland’s songs including ‘I saw my lady weep’ and ‘It was a time when silly bees’. The Purcell songs (with the archlute) include ‘Bess of Bedlam’ and one of the songs from ‘The Fairy Queen’. The concert (part of a series in the church) is free (no tickets) with a retiring collection (and tea/coffee and wine) and is quite short – around one hour, with no interval. Here is a map showing the church (CH1 1QJ), which is only a few minutes from the town centre, and a bit more than 5 minutes walk form the railway station. There is very little parking at the church, but plenty in the town centre, which is quite close – see map below.
On the 17th September we have a day workshop with John Hancorn on Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.
We have a fine group of soloists.
Debbie Catterall – Dido
Tom Salmon – Aeneas
Katy Howarth – Belinda
Jenny Murphy – 2nd Woman
The details are on the workshops page.
When you apply do mention if you would like an opportunity to take one of the smaller solo roles.
We had a most successful and enjoyable day with Stephen Rice exploring a tiny part of the huge output of this fine Flemish composer. In the course of the day we learned that his name is not a reference to Pope Clemens but in all probability his nickname perhaps given by fellow musicians. He was notoriously amoral and a drunkard. Definitely not pope like.
The Levens Choir and the English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble are giving a concert in St. George’s Church Kendal on July 9th at 19.30 Bruckner, Gabrieli, Monteverdi. The flier is here
Do not forget to book for our workshop with Stephen Rice on 18th June. An opportunity to explore the music of this truly great composer. His music is the equal of the greatest of his contemporaries.
As a taster here is Stile Antico’s recording of Ego Flos Campi