The six sopranos of Philomel will be performing their Cecilia Sings concert on Saturday 4 May, 7.30pm, at St George the Martyr, Southwark. It will be a repeat of the eclectic programme performed at the Swiss Church, Covent Garden, last autumn.
from the plainsong Requiem
Audio: In Paradisum, Missa pro defunctis
Philomel: Cecilia Sings
24 November 2018, the Swiss Church, Covent Garden
Join us for an evening of stunning singing, accompanied by theorbo, harpsichord and recorder. The forthcoming concert for Saint Cecilia’s day, Cecilia Sings, will continue the theme of bird mythology that was initiated in the first three concerts, melded with ideas about Saint Cecilia. Text and artwork by students from Marylebone Girls’ School will illustrate newly commissioned works on the theme of female power, passion and spirit by Janet Oates (with new text by Euan Tait), Sheena Phillips, Dominic McGonigal and Joel Jårventausta. Further repertoire includes expressive songs by Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi, virtuosic duets by Mazzocchi, and beautiful madrigals by Maddalena Casulana.
The Swiss Church in London
79 Endell St, London WC2H 9DY
020 7836 1418
Philomel in Richmond and Rotherhithe
The virtuosic vocal fireworks of the six sopranos of Philomel were displayed once again in a programme celebrating music from Hildegard of Bingen and Barbara Strozzi, all the way through to the present day and four specially-commissioned works on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 March 2018.
With Michael Keen (harpsichord) and James Bramley (theorbo)
“More a work of art than a concert”
Après un rêve (Op. 7, No. 1), Gabriel Fauré
Sure on this shining night, Samuel Barber
O Waly Waly, Benjamin Britten
Ave Maria (extract), Bach-Gounod
Domine Deus, Antonio Vivaldi (live recording from Santa Maria in Aquiro, Rome)
Pie Jesu, from Requiem by Gabriel Fauré