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..
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.
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.
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.
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 concert starts at 1.45 pm. We hope to see you there.
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.
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.
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..
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!