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The Gonzaga Band

The Gonzaga Band

Faye Newton soprano
Jamie Savan cornetto, Guy Morley trombone
Oliver Webber violin, Mark Caudle violone
Steven Devine harpsichord and organ

Alla Milanese

Milan around 1600 was at the centre of a musical revolution, with performers and composers like Rognoni, Cima and Bovicelli and nuns like Caterina Assandra excelling.

With the emergence of a virtuoso violin school, together with publication of some of the first instrumental music polarizing treble and bass instruments – violin and violone, cornetto and bass trombone – and a tradition of virtuoso singing both in the cathedral and in the convents, musical Milan was the place to be.

This is a programme to celebrate one of the most exciting and revolutionary periods in music history.

Concert generously supported by John and Jean Morgan

The Gesualdo Six

The Gesualdo Six

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

English Motets

Since their second visit to Warwick in October 2019, the Six have toured Australia and the States and been to several countries on the continent. They return with a programme of glorious music from renaissance England by Byrd, Forrest, Power, Sheryngham, Sheppard, Tallis, Tomkins, Weelkes and White that shows that, despite the religious and political upheavals, music in England flourished in a Golden Age lasting nearly two hundred years.

Concert generously supported by John and Jean Morgan

 

Monteverdi String Band

Monteverdi String Band

Oliver Webber and Theresa Caudle violins
Wendi Kelly viola
Christopher Suckling bass violin
Toby Carr theorbo

Meraviglia e diletto

Composers headed by Gabrieli, Castello, Scarani, Rovetta, Salaverde, Virgiliano, Mortaro, Piccinini, Marini, Cazzati, Rosenmüller and Legrenzi transport us to seventeenth-century Italy with joyful canzonas, dramatic sonatas, exquisite ornamentations and luxurious harmony. Wonder and delight indeed!

The York Waits

The York Waits

Tim Bayley, Lizzie Gutteridge, Anna Marshall
Susan Marshall and William Marshall
with Deborah Catterall singer

The Waits’ Wassail

Firm favourites in Warwick, The York Waits’ return is eagerly awaited!

The Waits celebrate the Festive Season with songs, carols and dances from across medieval and renaissance England and Europe, performed on loud and quiet wind consorts, bowed and plucked strings, and the rustic bagpipes and vielle.

The programme includes many well known favourites such as In dulci jubilo, Ther is no Rose, Noel Nouvelet, Quem Pastores, Ninna, nanna Dormi Figlio and The Waits’ Wassail.

The “grete noyse” of shawms and sackbuts will herald a sequence of atmospheric music that the Waits and Deborah Catterall have developed over many years of collaboration

Tickets include mulled wine and mince pies

Joglaresa

Joglaresa

directed by Belinda Sykes

Lullay Myn Lykynge

Celebrate Yule effervescently with Joglaresa – and chase out the chill from the Celtic fringes of Europe – with traditional carols and wassails from Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. With fidel, harp, bells, bagpipes and voices, Joglaresa ring in Christmas and New Year in this joyful programme of carols, lullabies, dance tunes and wassails.

Joglaresa’s cleverly imaginative programming transcends the limits of what is often thought of as early music. Directed by Belinda Sykes, this London-based ensemble have been playing since 1992, and made regular visits to Warwick over the years – they gave our last concert of 2020 before lockdown put paid to the rest of the season, and we are delighted to welcome them back.

Tickets include mulled wine and mince pies.

The Binchois Consort

The Binchois Consort

Andrew Kirkman conductor

Josquin des Prez 500

Founded by conductor Andrew Kirkman in 1995, The Binchois Consort have performed widely in Europe and the USA, and recorded thirteen discs on Hyperion Records to stunning critical acclaim. The Consort’s recordings have won numerous music industry awards, including Recording of the Month and Early Music Disc of the Year in Gramophone, and Diapason d’Or in Diapason.

In recent years pieces accepted as being by Josquin have been falling like dominoes, yet Josquin’s reputation – the reason we still care about him today – was built on a very broad range of music.

This programme shines a light on pieces both by Josquin and attributed to him, to celebrate his centenary year. It offers a powerful insight into some of his grandest works and those now attributed to others, but were once considered so great they could only have been composed by the master himself.

Stile Antico

Toward the Dawn

Stile Antico return to Warwick, bringing a new programme that charts a course from twilight to sunrise, echoing both the rhythms of church liturgy and the mediaeval experience of night – both seductive and unsettling in equal measure.

Taverner‘s mighty Ave Dei Patris Filia, based on a chant for Matins, stands at the end of a delicious sequence of sacred music, chansons, and madrigals by both English and Continental composers such as Tallis, Byrd, Lassus and Monteverdi, and featuring Allegri‘s ethereal Miserere Mei.

The Bach Players (8pm)

The Bach Players
Rachel Elliott soprano | Rachel Brown flute | Nicolette Moonen and Jean Paterson violins
Rachel Stott viola | Jonathan Manson cello | Reiko Ichise viola da gamba | Silas Wollston harpsichord

 

Buxtehude    Sonata No 6 in D minor BuxWV 257
Bach    The Musical Offering BWV 1079

 

Coming to Warwick for the twelfth time, and with two one-hour concerts, The Bach Players are a mainstay of the Early Music scene and celebrate 25 years this year. The ensemble began its life with a focus on J.S. Bach’s Cantatas and gradually expanded its horizons to a broader picture of the beautiful music of Bach’s time.

Concert generously supported by Michael Blair, Murray Campbell, John Hobley, Jonathan Holden, Rose Ledlie and Margaret Pringle

A discount is on offer if you wish to book tickets for both Bach Players concerts on this date – please contact the Leamington Music office by emailing helen@leamingtonmusic.org or calling 01926 497000 to take advantage of this. 

 

Concert will run straight through with no interval

SOLD OUT! — The Bach Players (5pm)

The Bach Players
Rachel Elliott soprano | Rachel Brown flute | Nicolette Moonen and Jean Paterson violins
Rachel Stott viola | Jonathan Manson cello | Reiko Ichise viola da gamba | Silas Wollston harpsichord

 

Bach   Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D BWV 1050
Buxtehude   Quemadmodum desiderat cervus BuxWV 92
Bach   Canons from the Goldberg Variations BWV 1087
Bach   Cantata BWV 209 ‘Non sa che sia dolore’

 

Coming to Warwick for the twelfth time, and with two one-hour concerts, The Bach Players are a mainstay of the Early Music scene and celebrate 25 years this year. The ensemble began its life with a focus on J.S. Bach’s Cantatas and gradually expanded its horizons to a broader picture of the beautiful music of Bach’s time.

Concert generously supported by Michael Blair, Murray Campbell, John Hobley, Jonathan Holden, Rose Ledlie and Margaret Pringle

 

Concert will run straight through with no interval