Upcoming Events

Spring season 2022

Saturday 11 June 2022 7.30 pm.

Alexander Chance (counter-tenor)

Toby Carr (lute).

Holy Trinity Church, Weston SG4 7DJ

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Drop Not, Mine Eyes

Based around a triptych of songs written by John Danyel in honour of a mourning widow, this programme charts the emotional range of the Elizabethan lute song, or Aire, as composed by English lutenists such as John Dowland, Thomas Campion and Thomas Ford. It ends with an exploration of how the lute could be used in later works during the Stuart period, chiefly by Henry Purcell.

John Dowland

Flow my tears

Can she excuse my wrongs?

Praeludium (Lute solo) I saw my lady weep

John Danyel

Grief, Keep Within Drop not, Mine Eyes Have all our Passions

Thomas Ford

What then is Love sings Coridon

John Dowland

Mignarda (Lute solo)

Thomas Ford

Fair, Sweet, Cruel

John Danyel

He whose Desires are still Abroad Pavan (Lute Solo)

Thomas Campion

The Cypress-Curtain of the Night Never

Weather-Beaten Sail

I Care not for these Ladies

Lully arr. de Visee

Entrée d’Apollon

Henry Purcell

O Solitude Evening Hymn


John Dowland

Now, oh now I needs must part

Two rising stars, Alexander Chance and Toby Carr will share a long set of early English music, to be followed by a conversation with us the audience about performance issues and the current state of their particular musical world. This follows our previous success at the same format last season with the guitarist Sean Shibe.

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