Early Music Talk & Concert in Cambridge

All Saints' Church, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
21st January 2024
£5 – £15

Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of early music with the Cambridge Early Music Consort

Cambridge Early Music Consort: Knowledge = Power

Sun, 21 Jan 2024 14:30 - 16:00

Join us for an extraordinary musical experience at All Saints' Church! The Cambridge Early Music Consort (Matt Gouldstone, director) takes the finest choral scholars from across the University of Cambridge and presents them with the opportunity to learn and perform early music. Immerse yourself in the enchanting melodies of the past.

We are delighted to welcome Cambridge Early Music Consort to The Painted Church for a very special recital guaranteed to brighten those dark mid-winter days. They will perform a variety of madrigals which may not have been heard in concert since their appearance in the 16th Century.

The work of William Byrd has been widely celebrated in 2023 – so it is fitting that we start 2024 by honouring the one man who might truly be considered his master - Alfonso Ferrabosco. CEMC will bring to life manuscript works from 450 years ago, focussing on Alfonso Ferrabosco and Giaches de Wert, two composers who had a profound cultural impact. You can see a short YouTube video of a rehearsal by clicking on this link.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 2:30pm by Professor Iain Fenlon, a world famous British musicologist who specializes in music from 1450 - 1650, particularly that of the Italian Renaissance and early Baroque. He is Emeritus Professor of Historical Musicology at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of King's College. His writings often explore the relationship between the evolution and development of music and changes within society. The performance will start at 3:00pm and will last approximately one hour.

Doors will open at 2:00pm, and there will be a bar serving mulled wine and a non-alcoholic alternative.

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