Early Music Day: The Taste of the Nation with Spiritato and Ciara Hendrick
Saturday 23 July 2022
Kate & Adrian Parker
Ciara Hendrick mezzo soprano
Purcell Suite from King Arthur
Corbett A la Bolognese from Le Bizarre Universali
Pepusch Cantata – Kindly Fate at length release me
Handel Concerto Grosso, Op.6 No.5
Shuttleworth Concerto Grosso No.I (after Corelli)
Pepusch Cantata – The Spring
A Corelli Concerto Grosso, Op.6 No.3
Pepusch Cantata – While Pale Britannia pensive sate
In this entertaining and virtuosic programme, period instrument ensemble Spiritato and mezzo-soprano Ciara Hendrick transport us back to a decisive juncture in the history of English music. With the tragically early death of Henry Purcell in 1695, composers rushed to capture the spirit of the new Century. The Tastes of the Nation is a vibrant picture of the changing fashions and astonishing success of Italian styles, genres and indeed musicians at the dawn of the 1700s.
Obadiah Shuttleworth was a virtuoso violinist, close friend of Geminiani, and the first Englishman to write a Concerto Grosso; William Corbett, like Corelli a colleague of Handel, wrote his characterful Bizzarie Universali following his many travels in Italy; whilst the lyrical cantatas of Johann Pepusch were amongst the very first ‘English’ explorations of this typically Italian form.
"fascinating to watch… devoutly alone with their music, playing with total commitment and fervour." BachTrack
Book both Spiritato - Taste of a Nation and Ensemble Hesperi - Music for a Musical Coalman at the same time for £26.
Part of King's Lynn Festival's Platinum Jubilee celebrations.
St Nicholas' Chapel
St Nicholas' Chapel, St Ann's Street, King's Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1LT
- Uneven paving on approach to doors.
- Toilet facilities now available in the chapel.
- Wheelchairs accessible through the main door.
- A limited number of wheelchair spaces are available and must be booked in advance - please specify when booking.
The nearest car park is Chapel Street and Tuesday Market Place. Please note: Charges apply 24 hours a day, including for Blue Badge holders. Please ensure you pay the correct fee. Current charges are available on the borough council website: https://www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/
Seating is unreserved. The acoustic is excellent throughout the chapel but an unrestricted view of the performance area cannot be guaranteed from all seats - in some cases, the view is extremely restricted.
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