14 October 2023: Con Arte e Maestria
We are very excited about our next concert on October 14. Oliver Webber (violin) and Steven Devine (harpsichord) from the Monteverdi String Band will be joining us to share their programme Con Arte e Maestria. This programme explores the remarkable musical art of "diminution", which flourished around the turn of the 17th Century. Simple melodies were given exquisitely virtuosic embellishments by performers, effectively creating new works. This programme explores the diverse musical personalities on display at the time with a performance that is part improvised and part composed.
A recording of this programme on Resonus Classics in 2021 earned rave reviews from the likes of Gramophone and Early Music Review. We are sure that in the acoustic of the church you will be transported to another time, 400 years ago, in a musical experience like no other.
The performance starts at 7.30pm.