Mon, 16 December 2019, 18:30 – 21:30
The evening will include early music ensembles Baroque Encounters and Lazarus, including:
Glenn Kesby, counter tenor; Lucy Thomas, soprano; and Sophia Brumfitt accompanied by Lauren Brant and William Summers, flutes/recorders; David Beaney, recorder/baroque flute; Katie De La Matter, organ/harpsicord; Rebecca Austen-Brown, fiddle/recorders; Arngeir Hauksson, lute/gittern/davuland; Keith McGowen, harp and flute.
A lively first half traces the Nativity story from the 1100s to the 1600s with music woven into its history and illustrated by the fresco paintings of St Botolph’s Church, Hardham, West Sussex in the Arun Valley and Saint-Martin de Fenollar in the French Pyrenees. The music blends the ‘picture tellers’ story of the Angel’s Message with elements of Hinduism and egalitarian faith, telling a Nativity story like no other.
The second half is pure Baroque, picking up the themes of the earlier music but elevating it to a higher church through the music of Purcell, John Blow, Giuseppe Sammartini, Telemann, Buxtehude and Vivaldi.
The evening will conclude with a social gathering with accompanying music. Cash bar available.
All ticket event. Book early to avoid disappointment.
Bookings for this event are via eventbrite
About the London Group
The SPAB London group was formed in 2015 and it brings together over 1,000 SPAB members living or working in the metropolitan area. London’s diversity of built heritage gives members the opportunity to share knowledge of historic buildings, conservation projects and craft skills. The SPAB London group offers visits to see conservation works on historic buildings, lectures, concerts and its monthly Walks to Nowhere, guided walking tours discovering London’s many distinctive neighbourhoods and ending at an historic pub. Recent walks traversed Bloomsbury, Smithfield and Borough.
Booking Terms & Conditions
Accessibility: please contact the Group Organiser before booking to discuss any special access requirements.