Next event:

Tuesday, 12 December at 7.30pm
Richard Booth's Bookshop

Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Elizabeth Kenny (lute & theorbo)

"Now Winter Comes Slowly"

 

artist pic

Elin Manahan Thomas &
Elizabeth Kenny

 

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: 01497 -822 010 / -820 322

or online through Booth's Bookshop

 

"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.

Programme:

Handel

So shall the lute and harp awake

Monteverdi

Exulta Filia

Grandi

O intemerata

Merula

Canzonetta Spirituale sopra alla nanna

Bach

Ich freue mich in dir

 

Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier

 

O Jesulein sss

Scarlatti

Fortunati pastori. . .Tocco la prima sorte

Campion

Now winter nights enlarge

Purcell

Scenes from Fairy Queen and King Arthur

 

Sequence of traditional Christmas songs

Trad French

A minuit fut fait un rveil

Trad English

The truth from above

 

Adam lay ybounden

 

Gabriel's message

Trad Welsh

Cn y Plygain (14')

Handel

Or let the merry bells ring round

 

Elin Manahan Thomas is one of the most exceptional sopranos of her generation. Since releasing her dbut 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.

 

 

 

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