March 2015 | Carmina Banana

‘Carmina Banana’, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge

Director Louisa Denby; Piano Elis Reed; Readers Richard Blakemore & Debbie Pullinger

The programme included works by 16th-century composers Thomas Morley and Clemens non Papa, through to Quilter’s arrangement of Drink to me only with thine eyes (beautifully sung by soprano soloist Catherine White), Rutter’s Banquet Fugue from The Reluctant Dragon, and Frederick Bridge’s humorous tale of The Goslings.

The musical numbers were interspersed with readings serious and light-hearted, including extracts from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (J.K. Rowling), Vanity Fair (William Makepeace Thackeray), Alice in Wonderland (Lewis Carroll), and a Shakespeare sonnet.

Spot the banana...

Spot the banana…

 

May 2013 | From Lent to Pentecost

‘From Lent to Pentecost’ – a Sequence of Renaissance Polyphony
St Stephen’s Church, Rochester Row, Westminster

Director Louisa Denby

Programme

Byrd – Miserere mei
Palestrina – Scapulis suis
Victoria – O vos omnes
Victoria – Pueri Hebraeorum
Marenzio – O rex gloriae
Byrd – Ave verum
Morley – Eheu sustulerunt
Philips – Tristitia vestra
Byrd – Viri Galilei
Philips – Ascendit Deus
Palestrina – Confirma hoc Deus
Byrd – Non vos relinquam orphanos
Palestrina – Alma redepemtoris mater