Great Hall Event - Stile Antico
In a Strange Land
ELIZABETHAN COMPOSERS IN EXILE
Queen Elizabeth I may not have wanted “to make windows into men’s souls”, but faced with threats at home and abroad, her regime dealt increasingly harshly with supporters of the old Catholic religion. Torn between obedience and conscience, several of England’s most talented musicians - Philips, Dering and Dowland - chose a life of exile abroad. Those Catholic composers who remained in England – chief amongst them William Byrd and Robert White - expressed their spiritual exile in music of astonishing intensity and emotional impact.
Stile Antico is a British ensemble now established as one of the most original and exciting new voices in its field and has an extensive and award-winning discography on the Harmonia Mundi label.
‘Stile Antico is anything but antique. Their sound has the urgency and freshness you get from young voices, and an amazing rhythmic vitality.’ THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
‘Perhaps the most ravishing sound I heard this year.’ THE NEW YORKER
Meet the artists: singers will be available after the concert to talk to audience members.
Saturday 11 November 7.30pm
Dates and Times:
Sat 11th Nov