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Alva

Included in the NCEM online directory

Included in the Nema 2010 Early Music Yearbook and Performers Directory

Period(s) Medieval, Renaissance
Style of ensemble Vocal, Instrumental

Biography

Alva was founded by vocalist Vivien Ellis and multi-instrumentalist Giles Lewin to explore the links between early European vocal repertoire and surviving folk-song: by comparing different traditions, they bring a fresh approach to early music presentation. They are experienced performers who communicate their passion for this repertoire to audiences in a relaxed, intimate, accessible and informative style. Vivien is well-known for her work with The Dufay Collective and Sinfonye. Giles was a founding member of The Dufay Collective, and plays with The Carnival Band and folk big band Bellowhead. Their concerts have featured on BBC4, BBC Radio 3's The Early Music Show and Late Junction. 'Lewin is an intuitively sympathetic accompanist on both early and modern instruments and Ellis has a simply beautiful voice' FROOTS

Sample programme

Main contact name
Vivien Ellis

Postal address
17 High View, Pinner, Middlesex, HA5 3NZ

Members Names
Giles Lewin - violin and other instruments
Vivien Ellis - voice

Telephone Number
020 8537 8748

Email address
vivien.ellis@virgin.net

Website address
http://digitalmiscellaniesindex.org/

Other associated sites
http://digitalmiscellaniesindex.org/performances/