St Mary's Church, Hay-on-Wye
Tickets: £15 (students £7.50)
Tickets in person from Richard Booth's Bookshop, 44 Lion Street, Hay-on-Wye
or by telephone: 01497 820322
Please note: time given for end of concert is approximate.
Elin Manahan Thomas is one of the most exceptional sopranos of her generation. She has performed at many of the world’s most prestigious venues and festivals and with leading orchestras and conductors. Elin is perhaps 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 and again at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
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.
'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.......
..... 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:
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 süss
Scarlatt: 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 Noël: A minuit fut fait un réveil
Trad English: The truth from above; Adam lay ybounden; Gabriel’s message
Trad Welsh: Cân y Plygain (14’)
Handel: Or let the merry bells ring round
Refreshments available during the interval