Representing the villages of Alton Barnes, Alton Priors and Honeystreet


July 27 All Saints’ Alton Priors 7.00 pm 

Cubaroque – Purcell, Monteverdi & South America

with Nicholas Mulroy, (tenor) Elizbeth Kenny and Toby Carr (theorbo and guitar)

Maggie Faultless, Rachel Stroud, John Crockatt, Andrew Skidmore

This concert showcases perennial favourites Purcell and Monteverdi with 20th century songs from across South

America - two glorious song-writing traditions that enhance and complement each other. Though separated

by time and distance, they have in common a concern with love, loss, longing and the eternal elements of what

it is to be alive, proving that what unites is more interesting than that which divides. Dramatic and virtuosic instrumental music complements and enhances the songs.

Purcell                     Music for Awhile, Now the Night (from Fairy Queen), The sparrow and the gentle dove, By beauteous

                                    softness, An Evening Hymn, instrumental Fantasias, Hole in the Wall (hornpipe from Abdelazzer),

Monteverdi         Tempro la Cetra

Biagio Marini     Sonata in echo

With songs by     Víctor Jara, Tomás Méndez, Silvio Rodríguez, Ariel Ramírez

                                     “the sheer expressivity of (Mulroy’s) singing was a thing of wonder here. Every phrase, every word was 

                                       turned over carefully so as to heighten the storytelling.” The Times

July 28 All Saints’ Alton Priors  4.00 pm 

Bach Arias and Inventions with Rebecca Leggett (mezzo soprano)

Maggie Faultless, Rachel Stroud, John Crockatt, Andrew Skidmore, Geoff Coates (oboe)

Rebecca is one of this year’s spectacular Rising Stars of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and is

already in demand as a soloist in the UK and abroad. Around some of Bach’s most sublime arias, we weave

his Three-Part Inventions in new arrangements, taking us on a musical odyssey.

Sponsored by the Cecil King Memorial Foundation.

Schlafe mein Liebester from Christmas Oratorio

Saget, saget mit geschwinde from the Easter Oratorio

Ach, bleibe doch (BWV11) Ein ungefärbt Gemüte (BWV24) Hochgelobter Gottesohn (BWV6)

Festival tickets are £25 each, including a programme and refreshments

(children under 18 & students free, but require tickets)

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