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Fri, December 13 @ 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm£25.00
From Virgin’s Womb
Asako Morikawa, Joanna Levine, Sam Stadlen, Emily Ashton, Richard Boothby viols
with Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
The Elizabethans enjoyed Christmas much as we do today, both as a religious event – a time of rejoicing and reflection – and as a time of drunkenness and misbehaviour. Whatever their mood, songs, accompanied by viols, were very popular and this beautiful programme interweaves the famous In Nomines of William Byrd around a seasonal mix of music by Holborne, Peerson, Weelkes and Gibbons – a thoroughly engaging blend of jollity and piousness.
“The dynamic range of Fretwork is stunning, its tone vibrantly rich and its careful paragraphing and sensitive response to the lyrics bringing these songs to life.”BBC Music Magazine