Liverpool Early Music Festival

Friday 20th September – The Sixteen- Our 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together music past and present, highlighting The Sixteen’s choral journey over the last 40 years. Our close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on our very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre in our 40th anniversary year.
Saturday 21 September 2019, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
Spanish Medieval Song Workshop
Acclaimed medieval group The Telling’s singer Ariane Prüssner will will walk participants through some beautiful and lively Spanish medieval songs. No experience necessary. Plus, if they wish, participants will have the chance to join Ariane and The Telling in a musical number during their performance of Into The Melting Pot the next day.
Tickets: £12 (£8 concs); under 12s: free
Saturday 21 September 2019, 8pm – 9pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
Acclaimed medieval group The Telling presents a candlelit concert of mesmerising medieval music including music by Hildegard of Bingen, chant and troubadour melodies.
Tickets: £14 (£10 concs) includes a glass of wine and the chance to meet the performers
Sunday 22 September 2019, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Unitarian Church Hall, Ullet Road, Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 2AA
Into The Melting Pot
Acclaimed medieval group The Telling presents stories of integration, love, cultural heritage & radical intolerance experienced by a community of Jewish, Christian & Muslim women in Spain to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs & lively medieval Cantigas.
Tickets: £16 (£12 concs)
Tuesday 24 September 2019, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
Journey to the New World
Young and vibrant recorder quartet Palisander presents a musical illustration of journeys to the New World by Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh, with music inspired by the sea of the explorer’s native courts performed on historically authentic recorders and music spanning more than 500 years: ranging from Thomas Tallis to Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams.
Tickets: £12 (£8 concs); under 12s: free
Friday 27 September 2019, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
The Secrets of Andalusia
Up and coming, diverse music group Lux Musicae London presents the story of Flamenco music’s embedded roots in medieval Spanish, Arabic and Sephardic music: an exciting coming together of one of Britain’s most exciting young early music groups, with masters of Flamenco and Arabic oud Ignacio Lusardi and Julian Harris.
Tickets: £16 (£12 concs) includes a glass of wine

Sing Byrd

The William Byrd Singers
Sale United Reformed Church, Montague Road, Sale M33 3BU 10am-4.30pm
Sing Joyfully! Come and sing Byrd with The Byrds
We shall explore a selection of sacred and secular music by William Byrd, including his beautiful Mass for Five Voices
Tickets: Adults £20; Full-time students under 25 £5 – both including music hire.
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