Upcoming Philomel concert 4 May 2019

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Never work with…

…children or animals.

It was a beautiful christening at the Temple Church. Jimmy the corgi was pretty restrained on the whole. He only barked at the vicar once, growled but momentarily at the sleeping Knights, and while he did bite at his backside vigorously as I sang a bit of Mozart, he didn’t invade the performance space like little M. Nor did he try and join in, or do a little comedy routine, or dance a jig. Valiant efforts from others to encourage the mini-performer to vacate the stage were met with tenacity and evasion. She saw the spotlight and liked it. Like mother, like daughter. Oh well.

Philomel at the Swiss Church: listen

From Philomel’s recent concert at the Swiss Church, Covent Garden

Piangete occhi, Domenico Mazzocchi

Emily Peace, soprano                                                       Suzy Robinson, soprano

James Bramley, theorbo                                                  Michael Keen, harpsichord

Ahi possanza d’amor, Maddalena Casulana

Suzy Robinson, soprano, Michael Keen, recorder, James Bramley, theorbo

Folle cor, Domenico Mazzocchi

Suzy Robinson, Janet Oates, Emily Peace, sopranos

Michael Keen, harpsichord

James Bramley, theorbo

Io d’odorate, Maddalena Casulana

Sopranos Janet Oates, Emily Peace, Suzy Robinson, Felicity Hayward, Charlotte Bröker and Olivia Moss

Michael Keen, harpsichord, James Bramley, theorbo

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Those Philomel birds are at it again

IN celebration of St Cecilia, patron saint of music, the six sopranos, accompanied by theorbo, harpsichord and recorder will present a concert on the theme of female power, passion and spirit threaded through with echoes of ancient bird mythology.

Text and artwork by students from Marylebone Girls’ School will illustrate newly commissioned works by Janet Oates (with new text by poet Euan Tait), Sheena Phillips, Dominic McGonigal and Joel Jårventausta.

The programme also includes expressive songs by Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi, virtuosic duets by Mazzocchi, and vibrant madrigals by Maddalena Casulana.

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Location

The Swiss Church in London

79 Endell St, London WC2H 9DY

020 7836 1418

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Philomel in rehearsal

Listen

Après un rêve (Op. 7, No. 1), Gabriel Fauré

Sure on this shining night, Samuel Barber

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O Waly Waly, Benjamin Britten

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Ave Maria (extract), Bach-Gounod 

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Domine Deus, Antonio Vivaldi (live recording from Santa Maria in Aquiro, Rome)

Pie Jesu, Gabriel Fauré