Three Cathedral Choir Festival

Worcester Cathedral  Tuesday 25th July 2017 at 2:45pm

Meridian Sinfonia        Conductor – Peter Nardone

Purcell  Hail Bright Cecilia

Handel Ode for St Cecilia”s Day                                                                                                                   

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University Of Oxford, Department for Continuing Education.


Saturday 3rd June 2017

The Lute and its Music with Elizabeth Pallett.

Enrolment is now available online. The day school will be held at Ewart house, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7DD. 

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This day school will be composed of four sessions in which I will explore some of the many different aspects of the lute and it’s repertoire. It will include an array of live performances and a collection of instruments to see and try out!

In the first session, I will walk you though the history of the lute. This will include iconographic evidence and an opportunity to see a collection of instruments that chart the development of the lute and to hear the sound world live!

The second of these sessions will be an introduction into the repertoire and notation for the lute.

I hope to unlock the mysteries of interpreting lutetablature and to delve into the fascinating world of surviving manuscripts.

The lute was highly regarded as an instrument of choice to accompany to voice.

In the third of these classes, I will be exploring how the lute was used to tell stories, from the age of the wondering troubadour, to the exquisite art songs of John Dowland and on as a continuo instrument from Monteverdi to Bach.

The final of these sessions, I will be discussing how this ancient and intimate instrument is still thriving in our modern world. I will be exploring modern early music groups, and discussing modern lute repertoire and the strong bond that exists with the classical guitar world. In this class, folks are invited to try out and perform repertoire from the lute world in an open master class.

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I look forward to seeing you!!

Lute Roadshow


Wednesday 12 April, 2017

St. Catherine’s Church, Hoarwithy, Nr. Ross-on-Wye

Musical and Amicable Society

Martin Perkins – director

Holy Week Concert

Pergolesi – Stabat Mater
and domestic sacred music by Byrd and Purcell.

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Emma Kirkby – soprano
Catherine King – mezzo soprano

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