Online concert available until July 21st

If you haven’t had a minute to look at the online concert it will be available until 21st July.

Here’s a snippet to whet your appetite;

There are two parts to the concert; one of English Songs and one of Italian. It’s great to see that many people have already enjoyed watching both parts, and I know our sponsors will be interested to hear how many people have engaged and benefitted from our work.

click on links in previous post, below to access both parts.

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Exclusive Online Concert

If you were unable to attend our concert given by Elizabeth Kenny and Charles Daniels, there is an opportunity to see the full concert between 21st June (Making Music day) and 21st July.

We were able to employ the services of a professional videographer who filmed the concert, and has made two videos which can be viewed on YouTube for a limited time.

Part 1 (available from midnight, Monday 21st June)
Works by John Dowland, Anthony Holborne, Samuel Akeroyde, John Blow and Henry Purcell.

Part 2 (available 12 noon, Monday 21st June)
Works by Giulio Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi, Alessandro Piccinini, Sigismondo d’India and Giacomo Carissimi.

Although the videos are free, we would very much appreciate your help in trying to offset the losses incurred during the past year; it goes without saying we had spent some considerable amount on publicity for these concerts which was was lost when they were cancelled, and the reduced capacity which social distancing demands now, necessarily means a reduced revenue. Please help us to continue our work in bringing Early Music to Worcestershire by making a donation.

Please also tell your friends about our online concerts to help spread the word and help us to continue to bring professional live performances to Worcester in the future.

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A concert of English and Italian Lute songs

Our first live music event on Sunday 23rd May was well received; those who came appreciated the opportunity to hear live music for the first time in over a year, and our performers Charles Daniels and Elizabeth Kenny were delighted to be performing again to real people!

The programme of 17th Century English and Italian Lute songs included works by John Dowland, Anthony Holborne, John Blow, Samuel Akeroyde and Henry Purcell from England; and from Italy Guilini Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi, Hieronymous Kapsberger, Alessandro Piccinini, Sigismondo d’India and Giacomo Carissimi.

We were especially grateful to Charles and Elizabeth for this comprehensive programme as we learned that Elin Manahan Thomas was indisposed at such short notice

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Elin Manahan Thomas is unwell and therefore will not be available to perform this afternoon for us.

We are delighted that Charles Daniels has come to the rescue and will be performing with Elizabeth Kenny.

Charles is best known for his interpretations of Baroque music. He sang with the Orlando Consort for many years and is a frequent soloist with the King’s Consort.

The revised programme will include works by John Dowland, John Blow, Henry Purcell, Giulio Caccini and Alessandro.Piccini

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