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Liverpool Early Music Festival 20 – 27 September 2019

Quirky, Lively, Heartfelt
Like world music, folk music, jazz, classical, theatre? Then this festival has something for you!
Exciting, pioneering & international musicians come to Liverpool:
The Sixteen, The Telling, Lux Musicae London & Palisander


EVENT 1: If you like classical or early music
Friday 20 September
7.30pm - 9.15pm
Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral, Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5TQ
The Choral Pilgrimage 2019: Liverpool
In celebration of The Sixteen’s 40th anniversary, their 2019 Choral Pilgrimage brings together choral masterpieces past and present, highlighting the group’s musical journey over the last four decades. Their close relationship with Sir James MacMillan continues with a new commission O virgo prudentissima, contrasted with music by Fayrfax performed on their very first recording, alongside music by Wylkynson and Sheppard. These fine examples of English polyphony are juxtaposed with stunning music by Tavener and Eric Whitacre.
“Probably the world’s greatest choir” The Times
The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor
£16 (booking fees apply) from https://thesixteen.com/events/the-choral-pilgrimage-2019-liverpool/ or call 0333 010 2850
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EVENT 2: if you like singing folk, classical or world music
Saturday 21 September
1.30pm – 3.30pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
Workshop for Singers
The Telling’s mezzo-soprano Ariane Prüssner will walk participants through some beautiful and lively Spanish medieval songs from the Llibre Vermell collection of pilgrim song. No experience necessary. Plus, if you wish, participants will be able to join Ariane and The Telling in a musical number during Into The Melting Pot the next day (see event 4).
Ariane Prüssner mezzo-soprano
Tickets: £12 (£8 concs); under 12s: free (no wine available)

EVENT 3: if you like chilled out sounds or early music
Saturday 21 September
8pm – 9pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
Contemplation
Candlelit concert of mesmerising medieval music including music by Hildegard of Bingen, chant and troubadour melodies.
The Telling:
Clare Norburn
singer
Ariane Prüssner singer, medieval harp & percussion
Tickets: £14 (£10 concs) to include a glass of wine afterwards and a chance to meet the performers
“beguiling, Siren-like voices.. the fervent, florid chants of Hildegard of Bingen – so fragrant you can almost smell them….” BBC Music Magazine
“The vocal colours of the two principal singers complement each other well: Clare Norburn’s clear, silvery, bell-like soprano just the foil for Ariane Prüssner’s resonant wine-dark tones….” BBC Music Magazine

EVENT 4:
Sunday 22 September: if you like theatre, world music or early music
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Unitarian Church Hall, 57 Ullet Road, Sefton Park, Liverpool L17 2AA
Into the Melting Pot
Spain. July 1492: the deadline for the expulsion of the Jews. At twilight, a Jewish woman lights the lamps and starts up her spinning wheel. It is her last night in Seville. Stories of integration, love, cultural heritage & radical intolerance experienced by a community of Jewish, Christian & Muslim women in Spain to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs & lively medieval Cantigas
The Telling:
Clare Norburn voice & writer
Ariane Prüssner voice
Joy Smith harp, percussion
Giles Lewin oud
Fatima Lahham recorders
Suzanne Ahmet actor as The Jewish woman Blanca
Nicholas Renton director
Natalie Rowland lighting designer
“an expressive ardour to these performances that is hard to resist”
BBC Music Magazine
“more than mere monologue, interspersed with music. The sensitive handling by director Nicholas Renton enabled a series of touching interchanges between musicians and actress…" Totnes Early Music Series
“such exquisite singing, story-telling, stagecraft brought tears to my eyes. I’m sure heaven must sound just like this” Twitter feedback
Tickets: £16 (£12 concs) (wine available at extra cost)

EVENT 5: If you like classical or early music
Tuesday 24 September
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
Journey to the New World
Inspired Renaissance exploration and discovery, join this musical illustration of journeys to the New World by Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. With music inspired by the sea of the explorer’s native courts performed on historically authentic recorders and music of the indigenous peoples of the Americas and pieces inspired by the conflicts that arose as Anglo-Spanish relations soured. With music spanning more than 500 years: ranging from Thomas Tallis to Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams.
Palisander:
Lydia Gosnell, Miriam Monaghan, Caoimhe de Paor & Elspeth Robertson
recorders
Tickets: £12 (£8 concs); under 12s: free (no wine available)

EVENT 6: if you like world music or early music
Friday 27 September
7.30pm – 9.30pm
Nordic Church and Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane, Liverpool L1 8HG
The Secrets of Andalusia
The story of Flamenco music’s embedded roots in medieval Spanish, Arabic and Sephardic music: an exciting coming together of one of London’s most exciting young early music groups, with masters of Flamenco and Arabic oud Ignacio Lusardi and Julian Harris.
Lux Musicae London:
Daniel Thomson tenor
Roberta Diamond soprano
Mirjam Muenzel recorders
Sophie Creaner recorders
Toby Carr Baroque guitar/lute
Harry Buckoke viola da gamba
with Ignacio Lusardi guitar
Julian Harris oud
Tickets: £16 (£12 concs) to include a glass of wine

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