Saturday 7 July 2018, 7.30pm

Event Date: 7th July 2018
Event Venue: St. Cross Church, Winchester, SO23 9SD

Summer Concert at St. Cross

Ashton Singers
David Baker,  – organ, piano
Pat Glynn – theorbo

Julian Macey – conductor

Our summer concert is in the beautiful setting of St Cross Church.  Free parking will be available in The Field, accessible from the main road, just past The Bell pub.  There will be a wine and juice bar in the interval when the audience may take their drinks into the Master’s Garden (weather permitting), which will also be open to the audience before the concert from 6.45 pm.

The programme opens with 12th century convent music by Hildegard of Bingen, followed by a 16th century motet recently attributed to Ferrarese nun and composer Eleonora d’Este, child of the notorious Lucrezia Borgia (daughter of Pope Alexander VI).  A solo duet and a trio written for the virtuoso concerto di donne of the d’Este Court in Ferrara follow.  British 20th/21st century music forms the main part of the concert, including Britten’s ever popular Ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard and his Cantata Rejoice in the Lamb, plus music by Mealor, Harvey and Dove.

Professor David Baker will accompany the choral items and play two lively organ solos: Noël Grand Jeu et duo by Daquin and Sortie in E flat by Lefébure-Wély.

Choral items:

Hildegard of Bingen: Cum processit factura digiti Dei
Luzzasco Luzzaschi: Two madrigals from Madrigali per cantare e sonare
Anon. attrib.Eleonora d’Este: Sicut lilium
Abraham Megerle: Peccator et consolator
Benjamin Britten: Rejoice in the Lamb
Benjamin Britten: The ballad of Little Musgrave and Lady Barnard
Paul Mealor: Now sleeps the crimson petal (four madrigals)
Jonathan Harvey: I love the Lord
Jonathan Dove: Seek him that maketh the seven stars

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Tickets: £15 from Jan Brook tel. 01962 714030, jan.brook@brookfamily.org or from Winchester Cathedral Box Office tel. 01962 857275

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