Chains of Gold: rhetoric and performance in the...
This weekend the Cambridge University Consort of Viols will be having a masterclass with former members of Fretwork as part of the CRASSH conference entitled ‘Chains of Gold: rhetoric and performance in the verse anthem’.
We are delighted to welcome three new players to our group, ranging from beginner level to several years of playing experience. The consort members have been taking a break from performance to concentrate on playing for leisure and other musical activities. However, we hope to bring you news of a very exciting potential project for the consort shortly..
Gaudia caeli | Piaceri terreni : Concert tomorrow
Consort members Isabella and Emma will be singing and playing respectively in a concert at Sidney Sussex College chapel tomorrow. The programme will include Couperin, Monteverdi and Rossi. for full details, please visit the Facebook event page.
Guest tutor - Peter Wendland
We’re excited to be receiving individual and group tuition today from Peter Wendland, a solo gambist and member of the Rose Consort of Viols.
Compline at St. Catharine's College
Following on from our recital as a smaller ensemble this afternoon, we shall be performing à5 again at St. Catharine’s College chapel this Thursday at 10pm as part of the compline service. The service will feature music by Byrd and Jenkins.
Next recital : 28/04/2012 at Christ's College...
Cambridge University Consort of Viols presents a short lunchtime recital this Saturday at Christ’s College Chapel, to include viol consort and vocal repertoire : Thomas Lupo: Pavan a3 No.1 Richard Mico: Fantasia a4 No.19 Greensleeves to a ground, anon. Giovanni Coperario: Fantasia a3 No.3 Mico: Pavan a4 No.4 De la Torre: Oh cuan dulce serias muerte Mico: Fantasia a4 No.5 The...
In the latter half of lent term we once again took individual lessons from Jakub Michl and began planning our programme for Easter Term. We hope to perform some lunchtime recitals at the beginning of next term, so please keep an eye on the blog for further details.
Full programme from the Evensong at St. Benet's
Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis by Orlando Gibbons Responses by Thomas Tomkins Anthem “My ravished soul” by Martin Peerson Pavan for 5 viols in A Minor by Thomas Tomkins We were joined by members of Selwyn College Choir.
Evensong at St. Benet's
We will be taking part in evensong at St. Bene’t’s church, Cambridge on the 18th March, performing sacred works (with choristers) by Martin Peerson. We might even sneak in some music by Thomas Tomkins too..
Next concert : Tomorrow
We’re gearing up for our next concert tomorrow in Jesus College Chapel at 8pm. New to our repertoire is Jenkins Fantasia à 5 no. 8, which should really suit the chapel’s acoustic. We hope to see you there!
Next concert : 18th February, Jesus College Chapel...
Our next concert will be on the 18th February at Jesus College Chapel (time TBA), where we will be repeating some of our programme from our concert at Sidney Sussex, plus some new repertoire. We hope you will be able to join us.
Forthcoming concert : 'Mia dolce pena' - Evening...
We will be performing madrigals, songs, and dances arranged for viol consort and voices on the 2nd February at Sidney Sussex College chapel at 20.30. The composers featured include : * Monteverdi * Nenna * Gesualdo * del Encina * Badajoz * Porpora * Holborne * The Facebook event page for the concert can be found here. We hope to see you in the audience!
Feature in 'The Viol' Magazine
The Cambridge University Consort of Viols was featured in the Summer 2011 issue of ‘The Viol’ magazine, published by the Viola da Gamba Society, with an article by Isabella : ‘The unofficially-titled Cambridge Viol Consort wishes good luck to its founding members, Henry, Saskia and Angela, as they embark upon their final exams and future libes after graduation. Now...
Concert at St. John's College, Cambridge
Our first concert this academic year was an evening of hymns and songs for the church by Orlando Gibbons in the combination room of St. John’s College, Cambridge. We were joined by members of their chapel choir and directed by John Challenger, assistant organist at the college. We were fortunate to be given guidance by Bill Hunt of Fretwork Publishing, and we hope to collaborate with him...
Returning Consort Member
This academic year we are delighted to welcome back Daniel from his year abroad. We are now able to play 6 part fantasias, should we so wish!