Beverley Early Music Festival 2021


Friday 28 May 2021 7.30pm (Sold Out)
Venue: Beverley Minster

Helen Ashby, Kate Ashby Rebecca Hickey Soprano
Emma Ashby Cara Curran, Hannah Cooke Alto
Andrew Griffiths, Jonathan Hanley, Benedict Hymas Tenor
James Arthur, Will Dawes, Nathan Harrison Bass

Toward the Dawn – A musical journey from evening to sunrise

Our programme charts a course from twilight to sunrise, echoing both the rhythms of church liturgy and the medieval experience of night, seductive and unsettling in equal measure. Taverner’s mighty Ave Dei patris filia, based on a chant for Matins, stands at the end of a delicious sequence of sacred music, chansons and madrigals by both English and Continental composers. Highlights include Allegri’s beloved Miserere and Nico Muhly’s Gentle Sleep, a haunting setting of words by Shakespeare, written especially for the twelve voices of Stile Antico.

‘Twilight gray had in her sober livery all things clad’ (Milton)
John Wilbye Draw on, sweet night
Robert White Christe qui lux es et dies IV
John Ward Come, sable night

The Small Hours
‘Come Sleep, the certain knot of peace’ (Sidney)
William Byrd Vigilate
Orlandus Lassus Toutes les nuitz
Gregorio Allegri Miserere

‘The morning steals upon the night, melting the darkness’ (Shakespeare)
Thomas Tallis O nata lux
Claudio Monteverdi Ecco mormorar l’onde
John Taverner Ave Dei matris filia

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Event Date: 28/05/2021 7:30 pm

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