I Fagiolini's hit with Australian acrobats Circa returns! Stunning aerial displays in English cathedrals. Shows are selling out fast - get your tickets now!
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'...Clare Wilkinson, whose distinctive alto, straightforward in expression and tellingly connected to her speaking voice, lends fragility to 'Von den Stricken.' Her desolate, almost whispered 'Die Trauernacht' in 'Es ist vollbracht!' also stabs to the heart.' Lindsay Kemp
Immensely looking forward to my favourite Haydn Mass with the SCO and Adam Fischer. I was lucky enough to feature on the SCO's 'In Conversation' page talking about the piece - take a look!
The Dunedin Consort's liturgical reconstruction of the St John Passion - as it would have been heard in Bach's time in Leipzig - has been named Gramophone's Recording of the Month. ‘Naturalness and emotional honesty are what emerge from this tight-knit and perfectly paced ensemble Passion...' (Gramophone). Due for release March 18, but available for pre-order via my Discography page now!
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The new St John Passion with the Dunedin Consort under John Butt will be released on March 18, and is now available to pre-order!
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Cameras will be rolling tomorrow for Sir John Eliot Gardiner's TV documentary, to be aired on BBC2 on Easter Saturday 2013. Several beautiful alto arias are on the menu, including 'Bereite dich, Zion' from the Christmas Oratorio and 'Es ist vollbracht' from the St John Passion.
Divine Madness premiered to full halls in Antwerp, Sint-Truiden, Lommel and Brussels. New performances are coming in thick and fast, so watch this space! Then on to the University of York, coaching their vocal consort groups - some fantastic singing and refreshing enthusiasm from them. Tonight a musical banquet with I Fagiolini at the Cadogan Hall - including a staged ensalada by da Flecha.
Our exciting new collaboration with Moneim Adwan (oud and voice - visit http://moneimadwan.net) receives its first performance on Jan 30 at the Vleeshuys Museum, Antwerp, at 3pm. English lute songs and Arabic songs on the theme of melancholy, and a new commission from Thomas Smetryns. Entry is free of charge! With Sofie Vanden Eynde, lute.
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