Concert of Elizabethan music to be broadcast online
Above the Stars, a collaborative concert between singers from Cambridge-based Eboracum Baroque and the recorder quartet, Palisander, will be broadcast online this Saturday (November 21).
The concert, from Peterborough Cathedral, will present works by Byrd, Tallis, Tomkins and Dowland in exciting new arrangements. It will be shown at 7pm.
From Byrd’s peaceful sacred music to energetic Elizabethan dances, the concert boasts a varied programme from across the 16th century - including the evocative Cries of London by Orlando Gibbons which uses cries from market sellers selling various goods that Gibbons noted down at the time.
It also includes the beautiful Flow My Tears by John Dowland, a pop song of the day arranged for solo soprano voice accompanied by recorders.
This project features some of the best young freelance professional musicians in the UK and in these times of great uncertainty, the organisers are delighted to be collaborating with the recorder players from Palisander.
This project has been possible due to many cancelled concerts and projects. It is a fantastic opportunity to hear beautiful Elizabethan music in a stunning setting and in a new innovative collaboration between two young early music groups.
Formed in York in 2012 and now based in Cambridge, Eboracum Baroque are a group of young professional musicians described by Classic FM as "spectacular" and specialise in the performance of Baroque music with singers and instrumentalists performing on period instruments from the time.
Although the concert is free, the performers will request a donation from the audience via paypal, which can be found here: eboracumbaroque.co.uk/support-us.
The concert can be watched on youtube.com/Eboracumbaroque and at the Palisanders Facebook page: facebook.com/PalisanderRecorders.