Do you love Early Music? Would you like to wind down after work with some polyphony? Join us for our small, inspirational Early Nights workshops with specialist, Scott Inglis-Kidger, in the beguiling setting of St Barnabas, Pimlico.
PLOTS & POLYPHONY
JANUARY - MARCH 2020
PLOTS & POLYPHONY
An exploration of William Byrd's Gradualia Books I & II
Queen Elizabeth I herself was a more moderate espouser of Protestantism, who did not subscribe to extreme Puritanism – she was also a musicophile and a keyboardist.
Byrd’s Gradualia, two sets of motets numbering 109 in total, were published in 1605 and 1607 by Thomas East. 1605 was a year that may be familiar to some as it was the year of the Gunpowder Plot! Byrd eventually got into hot water because he was seen to be fraternising with prominent Catholics, including Lord Thomas Paget and Father Henry Garnett (the former was suspected of involvement in the Throckmorton Plot, and the latter was eventually executed for collusion in Guy Fawkes’ plot). The famous events of November that year led to the possession of a copy of this music being a potentially treasonous offence – perhaps because of this, there are very few surviving first editions of Book I.
VENUE: St Barnabas Church, St Barnabas Street, London SW1W 8PF
TIMING: 19:30-21:30 (doors at 19:15)
COST: £20 per evening (includes music and hot drinks).
Due to the popularity of Early Nights, booking is by ballot. Please apply before the end of Wednesday 1st January 2020. Workshops will be allocated shortly after the closing date to ensure a good balance of voices. You will be reimbursed for any workshops you are not allocated.
Booking has now closed but please do contact Miranda Ostler on email: firstname.lastname@example.org to join the waiting list.
DATES & REPERTOIRE
MONDAY 13TH JANUARY 19:30-21:30
Puer natus est
MONDAY 20TH JANUARY 19:30-21:30
Alleluia. Cognoverunt discipuli
MONDAY 3RD FEBRUARY 19:30-21:30
Confirma hoc, Deus
MONDAY 10TH FEBRUARY19:30-21:30
Alleluia. Senex puerum
MONDAY 2ND MARCH 19:30-21:30
Beati mundo corde
Non vos relinquam orphanos
MONDAY 9TH MARCH 19:30-21:30
Alleluia. Ascendit Deus – Dominus in Sina
MONDAY 23RD MARCH 19:30-21:30
MONDAY 30TH MARCH 19:30-21:30
Ave regina coelorum