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Ex Cathedra

Ex Cathedra

directed by Jeffrey Skidmore

with Andrew Skidmore cello

Baroque Passion

 

Music by Bach, Purcell, Lotti, Domenico Scarlatti, Kuhnau, Monteverdi, Carissimi, and Charpentier.

Ex Cathedra returns with a programme of sublime music telling of the sacrifice, heartbreak and healing of the Easter story – heartrending as Mary weeps at the foot of the cross to Scarlatti’s Stabat Mater but concludes with optimism in Bach’s glorious motet Komm, Jesu, komm.

“…a heady mix of gloriously rich polyphony” – BBC Music Magazine

£26 | £18 | £12
(£1 children / students)

The Gesualdo Six

The Gesualdo Six

Owain Park director
Guy James countertenor
Joseph Wicks and Josh Cooter tenor
Michael Craddock baritone, Sam Mitchell bass

Josquin’s Legacy – The Court at Ferrara

Song of Songs | Lamentations and Deplorations

Music by Josquin de Prez, Brumel, Compère, Divitis, Festa, de Févin, L’Héritier, Mouton, and de la Rue.

The Gesualdo Six scored an immediate hit with the Warwick audience and, now back for the fourth time, will transport us to a famed renaissance court in northern Ital, through which Josquin and other Franco-Flemish composers passed.

“Ingeniously programmed and impeccably delivered ” – Gramophone

£26 | £18 | £12
(£1 children / students)

Tabea Debus (recorder) with The Cedar Consort

Tabea Debus recorder
with The Cedar Consort

Benedict Williams harpsichord and direction
Anna Palmer & Rachel Stroud violins
Elitsa Bogdanova viola
George Ross cello

Telemann’s Subscribers

Telemann   Concerto in F TWV51:E1
Blavet   Sonata seconda from Troisième livre des sonates
Bach   Orchestral Suite No 3 in D BWV1068
Telemann   Ouverture-Suite in A minor TWV55:a2
Bach   Violin Sonata in D minor HWV359a
Bach   Concerto after BWV35 & BWV156

 

The rising German recorder star, selected by the Young Concert Artists Trust joins The Cedar Consort to play works that Telemann had printed in a subscription deal that he launched in 1721.

“A charismatic virtuoso” – The Times

£26 | £18 | £12
(£1 children / students)

The City Musick

The City Musick

directed by William Lyons

with George Bartle, Gawain Glenton, Sarah Humphrys, Tom Lees
Nicholas Perry and Richard Thomas

Heigh Ho Holiday:
Christmas Revels in seventeenth-century London

 

The City Musick – an ensemble of seven versatile musicians – performs festive dances and carols sung and played on the joyous sound of shawms, cornetts, sackbuts, dulcians, regals, recorders and bagpipes. A delightful programme presenting a perfect evocation of Christmas as celebrated four hundred years ago.

“Vitality, resonance, and immediacy” – The Telegraph

£26 | £18 | £12 includes mulled wine and mince pies
(£1 children / students)

Fretwork

Fretwork

Emilia Benjamin, Jonathan Rees,
Joanna Levine, Sam Stadlen
and Richard Boothby

Locke, Purcell, Jenkins & Lawes

 

A programme of Consorts and Fantazies to celebrate Matthew Locke at 400, his genius pupil Henry Purcell, and other stars of the Seventeenth Century. Fretwork, the leading British viol consort, returns to Warwick for the first time since 2013 to remind us of this golden age.

“The finest viol consort on the planet…” – The Evening Standard

£26 | £18 | £12
(£1 children / students)

The Marian Consort

The Marian Consort

directed by Rory McCleery

Why do I use my paper, ink and pen?

 

Treasures from the manuscripts of Elizabethan England with music by Byrd, Clemens non Papa, Giles, Parsley, Parsons, Tallis and Van Wilder.

The Marian Consort – the young, dynamic group that made its BBC Proms debut last year and whose most recent CD release was chosen as one of Presto Music’s 2021 Recordings of the Year – comes to Warwick for the first time, bringing a programme that explores sacred vocal polyphony found in the beautiful handwritten manuscripts that were the preserve of Elizabethan music collectors.

“The singers perform with a yearning intensity which is just exquisite” – Gramophone

Concert generously supported by Warwick Town Council

£26 | £18 | £12
(£1 children / students)