Premiere: Sunday 28 March 7.00pm
On sale until: Friday 23 April
Available to watch on demand until: Friday 30 April

£10.00 (£40.00 Awaken Pass)

Robert Hollingworth director
Martha McLorinan, Nicholas Mulroy, Matthew Long, Greg Skidmore singers
William Lyons, Nicholas Perry dulcians, shawms
Catherine Pierron, James Johnstone organs
Eligio Quinteiro, Lynda Sayce theorboes, guitars
English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble
Gawain Glenton, Conor Hastings cornetts
Emily White, Miguel Tantos-Sevillano, Tom Lees, George Bartle, Adam Crighton, Adrian France sackbuts


An extravaganza of delights to conclude the NCEM’s Awaken Festivities reflecting the majesty and power of ecclesiastical music in the Renaissance. Joining together multi-choir music for voices and instruments, I Fagiolini’s Super-Excellent reflects the joyous response of an early 17th century English tourist who wrote of a performance he witnessed in Venice that it was “so good, so delectable, so rare, so admirable, so super excellent… that I was for the time even rapt up with Saint Paul unto the third heaven.”
The genius of Gabrieli and Grandi intertwines with the musical greats of Germany, Catalonia, Peru – and even dull old England – creating a majestic sound world designed to remind us all that there are ‘better days ahead’.

a superb ensemble, outstanding in their range and versatility” The Guardian

The ECSE play with ease and a superb blend of voices” .. Accendo CD awarded 5 stars

How to view
NCEM’s online concerts will be shown on ncem.co.uk. On the day before the festival starts we will email all bookers the viewing links and add clear navigation to the concerts from the home page. Please ensure that you have a strong broadband connection, and you may want to use external speakers or headphones to maximise your experience. If you experience any difficulties with the concerts, please contact us and we will do our best to help you.

Event Date: 28/03/2021 7:00 pm - 23/04/2021 12:00 am

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