Music

Hay Music: Elin Manahan Thomas & Elizabeth Kenny @ Richard Booth's Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye

Music

Hay Music: Elin Manahan Thomas & Elizabeth Kenny @ Richard Booth's Bookshop, Hay-on-Wye

A festive programme of wintry favourites at Richard Booth's Bookshop in Hay 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.

The promise? 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
Montiverdi - Exulta Filia
Grandi - O intemerata
Merula - Canzonetta Spirituale sopra alla nanna
Bach - Ich freue mich in dir
Bach - Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier
Bach - O Jesulein süss
Scarletti - Fortunati pastori... Tocco la prima sorte
Campion - Now winter nights enlarge
Purcell - Scenes from Fairy Queen and King Arthur
Purcell - Sequence of traditional Christmas songs
Traditional French Noël - A minuit fut fair un réveil
Traditional English - The truth from above
Traditional English - Adam lay ybounden
Traditional English - Gabriel's message
Traditional Welsh - Cân 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 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.

Date
12th December, 2017
Time
7.30pm
Ticket Price
£15
Location
Richard Booth's Bookshop, Brook Street, Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, HR3 5AA Get Directions, by car, or by public transport

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