Philomel at the Swiss Church: listen

More extracts from our most recent concert

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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In Paradisum

from the plainsong Requiem

Audio: In Paradisum, Missa pro defunctis

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

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.

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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 Richmond and Rotherhithe

In rehearsal, RotherhitheThe 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.

The sopranos

Charlotte Bröker

Felicity Hayward

Olivia Moss

Janet Oates

Emily Peace

Suzy Robinson

With Michael Keen (harpsichord) and James Bramley (theorbo)

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“More a work of art than a concert”

Musica Antica
Musica Antica Rotherhithe

Philomel: launch concert

Ego Flos Campi, Caterina Assandra (Suzy Robinson, Emily Peace, Emily Owen, Janet Oates)
Colombella, che di latte, Domenico Mazzocchi (Suzy Robinson, Charlotte Moss, James Bramley theorbo, Michael Keen harpsichord)

 

The inaugural concert of Philomel, a new group of six sopranos, in an eclectic programme which included four new pieces (by Janet Oates, Dominic McGonigal, Emily Peasgood and Miriam Mackie) as well as 17th century duets, trios and solos accompanied by theorbo and harpsichord was rapturously received by a delighted audience in the Brunel Shaft on 2 November.

The nightingales hope to repeat the programme in 2018.

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