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I Fagiolini's Late Night Striggio Illuminated Promenade Performance
A Contemporary Way to Experience Classical Music!

Thursday 12 July, 10.15pm
York Minster

Ever wondered what it's like to lie on your back in York Minster after hours and let the music take control? Concertgoers to this special late-night illuminated promenade performance had the chance to find out!

This was an informal edition of the early-evening concert developed for imove's creative programme exploring the art of human movement in the countdown to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Let the music touch your soul as some of the greatest vocal-and-instrumental sounds ever created bounce off the walls and reach into the crevices of England's most awe-inspiring ancient building.

The programme was as follows:

I Fagiolini
with The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble
Rose Consort of Viols, Fretwork, The City Musick and
University of York Chamber Choir

Striggio Ecce beatam lucem
Striggio Mass in 40 parts: Agnus II (a 60)
Tallis Spem in alium
G.Gabrieli Magnificat a 20.28 con il sicut locutus

The experience was powerful and magical. Here are some audience comments:

"Really amazing to be able to get up so close to the performers"
"It was such an intense experience - especially when standing in the middle"
"Has anything ever sounded so good in the Nave!"
"This was the best experience of my entire life"
"Last night's was one of the best unusual, memorable experiences I've had."
"All classical concerts should be like tonight's at York Minster. Just Wonderful!"
"Probably the greatest and most moving experience of our lives! More more more please"
"The first piece moved me to tears - if there is a heaven, this is what I want it to sound like"
"A moving and memorable experience. Wandered round and heard polyphony from every possible angle, and Spem from the middle"

Read more about what our audience said about this concert below
Striggio Comments.doc

Click here to read the 5 star Guardian review of this performance in Bath in June.
Click here to read the York Press preview
Click here to read the York Press review

I Fagiolini's Striggio Tour is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Conceptual Lighting Design - Joe Brook, National Media Museum.
Associate Producer imove, Steve Dearden

Commissioned by imove, a Cultural Olympiad programme in Yorkshrie www.imoveand.comimove has been primarily funded by LegacyTrust UK, creating a lasting impact from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by funding ideas and local talent to inspire creativity across the UK. imove is also funded by Arts Council England.