7.30 pm, Sunday 9 August, 2009
Renaissance choral music by Byrd, Dufay, Sheppard, Schütz, Lassus, Lobo, Gombert and Josquin. This fascinating programme
explores the responses of great composers faced with the realisation of their own mortality (and that of their patrons and friends)
and in anticipation of the divine afterlife.
Prizewinners in the Early Music Network Young Artists Competition, 2005.
This is just to say that my friend Eleanor and I thought the concert on
Sunday was absolutely superb. We felt afterwards that it is rare to hear a
concert in which there was not a single weak moment, either in the music
itself or in the performance -- and I think from the applause at the end
that all the audience shared our opinion.
One of CEM's triumphs -- and
please sign Stile Antico up again for next year!
-- Perry Morley, 12 Aug 09