Ancient and traditional carols for Advent and Christmas.
With all the discordant noise coming out of Canberra these days, not to mention natural disasters around the world, an evening where one can push all this out of the conscious mind and sink into some ‘joyful noyse’ was most…
Music from medieval to 21st century for countertenor, recorders, viols, lutes, theorbos & percussion
I’ve been to enough Consort 8 concerts to know three things about them. Firstly, the standard of performance is tops – fabulous recorders, skilful playing of viols, lutes and theorbo, and where else are you going to get a gaggle…
Sacred and secular music from medieval to 21st century for voice, recorders, viols, lutes, theorbos and percussion.
We’ve all heard of the recorder, and many can recognise a viol da gamba, lute, and theorbo when they see one. But how about a cittern? Or a psaltery? And a tapan? All featured in the fabulous Consort 8 concert…
Ancient and traditional carols for Advent and Christmas
A veritable feast of delicious 16th and 17th Century works, most of them from Spain and Italy, were served up to a full hall.
Sacred and secular music from renaissance to baroque
Chung’s voice is perfect for this music, with recorders again mimicking the organ and the lute quietly strummed. The balance of sound between instruments and voice gave this slow lamentation its emotional intensity.