'amavi' (i have loved) - music for voice
Sat 12th Feb 22 15:30 edit
A real treat for any music lover, but particularly for those interested in early music presented by singers and players passionate about historical performance techniques and practices.
The programme is centred around the rare performance of the full cycle of Michael East's Fantasias for Five Viols.
Each has a Latin title:
Desparavi (I despaired)
Amavi (I loved)
Peccavi (I sinned)
Credidi (I believed)
Triumphavi (I loved)
and the sentiment of each one is complemented by a vocal piece from East's 1610 and 1618 collections:
They include fabulous verse anthems -
'O Clap Your Hands' and 'Oh Lord on Whom I Do Depend'
and one of the most beautiful settings of 'When David Heard' ever written.
The Chelys Consort of Viols' recordings have received critical claim being praised by BBC Music Magazine for their 'light as gossamer' sound the The Guardian for being wonderfully supple, propulsive and alive'!
Founded in 2012, Fieri Consort is one of the UK’s most exciting vocal groups, offering a unique blend of technical precision and theatrical innovation. Performing without a conductor, Fieri presents innovative and engaging programmes, and specialises in the rich and varied tradition of 16th and 17th century Italian repertoire. Performing a cappella, accompanied by early instruments, with guests and even with members of their audiences, Fieri’s interpretations are informed by the collective experience and knowledge of the group.
"Fierce, proud, and fiery. Exquisite blend quickly emerges as a touchstone for the intense programme... a group that gives some of the best in the business a run for their scudi." -BBC Music Magazine.
In 2019 they performed at the Wigmore Hall celebration of Dame Emma Kirkby's 70th birthday.
The two ensembles recently collaborated to record their CD 'Amavi' on which the Presteigne programme is based.
St Andrew's Church is justly proud of its acoustic - and its comfortable chairs!
Category: Live Music | Classical
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm