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The final three Late Music concerts of 2023-2024

Updated: May 31

The Domino Consort 

Friday 31st May, 7:30pm

Exploring the qualities of the human voice, this programme traverses music from the 16th to 21st centuries. Introduced by Robert Hollingworth. Programme:

Monteverdi: Sfogava con le stelle  Gesualdo: Ecco, morirò dunque James Else: Those Who Love  Monteverdi: Rimanti in pace Monteverdi: Zefiro torna e’l bel tempo rimena 

Short Interval

Monteverdi: Anima mia perdona Angela Slater: For the Memories D’India: Dispietata pietate Monteverdi: Piagne e sospira James Else: The Road of Evening Wilbye: Down in a Valley

Sounds Lyrical – Faye Robinson (soprano) and Marianna Cortesi (piano)

Saturday 1st June, 1.00pm

In partnership with Stairwell Books, eight young composers will be invited to set eight local and regional poets. These new compositions will form the core of a contemporary song recital.


Part I:

Cecilia McDowell: If there are angels Rebecca Clarke: The cloths of heaven James MacMillan: Three Scottish Songs James MacMillan: Ballad Madeleine Dring: Weep you no more sad fountains Jonathan Dove: Weep not my wanton James MacMillan: The Children

Part II  Steve Crowther: Souvenirs (poem by Maria Garner) James Else: Retratos III (poem by Alan Gillott) George Hetherton: Butterfly House (poem by Ian Parks) Ewan East: Emergency (poem by Robert Powell) Thomas J Crawley: When you were seven (poem by Ann Heath)

The Late Music Ensemble Saturday 1st June, 7:30pm


Vive Satie! A celebration of Erik Satie 

On the 99th anniversary of Satie’s death the Late Music Ensemble presents a celebration of the music and life of the original musical maverick, whose work continues to puzzle and delight audiences, and to influence and inspire composers well into the 21st century. He founded his own church (of which he was the only member), invented the idea of ambient music with his musique d’ameublement (furniture music), anticipated minimalism and broke down the barriers between the concert hall and popular culture, and between music and life. The programme includes songs, new arrangements and recompositions of Satie, including Cinéma, written for the pioneering surrealist film Entr’acte (directed by Rene Clair, to be shown during the interval of Satie’s last major work, the ballet Relâche), and new Satie-inspired works by: Christopher Fox, Tim Brooks, Geoff Cox, Nick Williams and James Williamson.

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