Tuesday, 12 December at 7.30pm
Richard Booth's Bookshop
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Elizabeth Kenny (lute & theorbo)
"Now Winter Comes Slowly"
Elin Manahan Thomas &
Tickets: £15 Now booking
Tickets in person from Richard Booth's Bookshop, 44 Lion Street, Hay on Wye or (afternoons) from the Bookshop Cinema - entrance in Brook Street
or by telephone: 01497822 010 / 820 322
"NOW WINTER COMES SLOWLY"
A festive programme of wintry favourites featuring scenes from Purcell's Fairy Queen and King Arthur, hymns to the Virgin, celebratory Christmas songs by Bach and Scarlatti and traditional carols and Noels. Elin and Elizabeth's popular alliance will sprinkle some musical magic on a dark winter's night.
So shall the lute and harp awake
Canzonetta Spirituale sopra alla nanna
Ich freue mich in dir
Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier
O Jesulein süss
Fortunati pastori. . .Tocco la prima sorte
Now winter nights enlarge
Scenes from Fairy Queen and King Arthur
Sequence of traditional Christmas songs
A minuit fut fait un réveil
The truth from above
Adam lay ybounden
Cân y Plygain (14')
Or let the merry bells ring round
Elin Manahan Thomas is one of the most exceptional sopranos of her generation. Since releasing her début album 'Eternal Light' in 2007, with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, she has performed at many of the world's most prestigious venues and festivals, and with leading orchestras and conductors. Perhaps she is most famously known for her performances of baroque masterpieces - such as Handel's Eternal Source of Light Divine at the London 2012 Paralympics Opening Ceremony.
Elizabeth Kenny is one of Europe's leading lute players. Her playing has been described as "incandescent" (Music and Vision), "radical" (The Independent) and "indecently beautiful" (Toronto Post). In twenty years of touring she has played with many of the world's best period instrument groups.