Music for Voices and Viols, from Dowland to Purcell
Cambridge Renaissance Voices with Concordia
Cambridge Renaissance Voices join forces with the viol consort Concordia to explore a rich repertoire of English music from the 17th century. This was the golden age of consort music, where voices and viols were used interchangeably or together, in both domestic and sacred music. The programme ranges from intimate part songs by Dowland to Jacobean verse anthems by Orlando Gibbons and Thomas Tomkins, and the music of Henry Purcell, which represents in many ways the culmination of this rich tradition.
Hailed by Early Music Review for ‘beautifully controlled… assured and expressive’ performances, informed by ‘understanding and passion’ Cambridge Renaissance Voices was formed in 2013 under the musical direction of Rupert Preston Bell. Concordia has established itself among the foremost viol consorts in Britain. In concert with Emma Kirkby, their performance was acclaimed by The Telegraph as ‘the music of heaven’.
Tickets £17.50 and £13.50 from Sherborne Tourist Information Centre, 01935 815341, or online by clicking here.