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The Orlando Consort – CANCELLED!!

Matthew Venner alto, Mark Dobell and Angus Smith tenors, Donald Greig baritone

Guillaume de Machaut: Portrait of a Genius

Today this fourteenth-century French cleric is best-known for a single work, the extraordinary Messe de Nostre Dame. However, in his own era Machaut was fêted throughout Europe for his wide-ranging skills. The Orlando Consort’s new programme demonstrates the full lyrical beauty, the sensual imagery and the inspired harmonic brilliance that lies in the work of this truly great poet – a direct inspiration to Chaucer – and composer.

“Hauntingly and mellifluously sung by The Orlando Consort, this music still sounds as flavoursome as it must have done 650 years ago.” – The Daily Telegraph

www.orlandoconsort.com

The final concert in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

Dame Emma Kirkby and Dowland Works

 Dame Emma Kirkby and Gwendolen Martin sopranos
Clemmie Franks alto, Michael Solomon Williams tenor, Gareth Thomas bass
Sam Brown and Augustin Cornwall-Irving lutes, Peter McCarthy viola da gamba

Dowland among Friends

The music of John Dowland forms the core of this intimate programme, which brings together young performers and seasoned specialists in an exploration of the rich heritage of lute songs left to us by Dowland and some of his contemporaries such as John Danyel, Thomas Campion, William Lawes and Simon Ives. The concert forms part of Dame Emma’s 70th Birthday Tour.

www.dowlandworks.co.uk

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The fifth of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

Concert generously supported by John and Jean Morgan

The Gonzaga Band

Faye Newton soprano, Jamie Savan and Helen Roberts cornetts
Oliver Webber and Theresa Caudle violinsSteven Devine organ and harpsichord

Venice 1629

1629 was a remarkable year for new music in Venice. Schütz came to the city to learn of latest Italian style of composition from Monteverdi and his contemporaries, while Castello, Grandi and Marini contributed to this pivotal moment in the development of the early Baroque style. Acclaimed period ensemble The Gonzaga Band, directed by Jamie Savan, explores this extraordinary year in the life of these composers and many more in this most musical of cities.

“Top of the range in every respect.” – Early Music Review

www.gonzagaband.com

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The fourth of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

Concert generously supported by John and Jean Morgan

Stile Antico

A Spanish Nativity

Regular visitors to Warwick since 2007 Stile Antico returns to the town, having made their debut Seville performance earlier this year, with the sensuous musical world of Renaissance Spain at Christmas. Drawing together an irresistible mix of sumptuous polyphony and infectiously joyful folk dances, the programme is centred around Alonso Lobo’s Missa Beata Dei Genetrix, with other music by Guerrero, Victoria, Morales and Rimonte.

“An ensemble of breathtaking freshness, vitality and balance.” – The New York Times

www.stileantico.co.uk

Tickets: £24 and £19 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides (includes mulled wine and mince pies).
£1 Student Standby

The third of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season and the second of three Christmas concerts in the whole Leamington Music Winter Season

Musica Secreta

directed by Deborah Roberts and Laurie Stras
with Alison Kinder bass viol

and girl choristers from the Choir of St Mary’s, Warwick

From Darkness into Light

Direct from the Brighton Early Music Festival, the UK’s premier female-voice early music ensemble comes to Warwick presenting the complete setting of the Lamentations of Jeremiah for Good Friday by Antoine Brumel with works by Compère, Moro, Mouton, des Prez, and beautiful Gregorian chant, offering an unique insight into the musical life of a sixteenth-century Italian convent.

“…sensitively imagined and vividly realized interpretations.” – International Record Review

www.musicasecreta.com

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The second of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season

The Gesualdo Six

Guy James and Alexander Chance countertenors, Joseph Wicks tenor
Michael Craddock baritone, Sam Mitchell bass, Owain Park director and bass

Music of the Heavenly Spheres

A welcome return to Warwick for this vocal consort comprised of some of the UK’s finest young consort singers, bringing a programme exploring cross-currents in sacred renaissance polyphony. Hildegard of Bingen, Byrd, Gesualdo, Gombert, de Lassus, Melgas, Ockeghem, Palestrina, des Prez, and de Vitry, plus other vocal works by Bennett, Owain Park, and Tim Watts.

“Weavers of rich and plangent aural tapestries, The Gesualdo Six meld style and substance with beguiling sure-footedness.” – BBC Music Magazine

www.thegesualdosix.co.uk

Tickets: £22 and £18 reserved central nave, £15 unreserved rear nave, £13 unreserved sides.
£1 Student Standby

The first of the monthly concerts in the Early Music at St Mary’s Season