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I Fagiolini (Online)
Au Naturel

Wednesday 9 June 2021 at 7.00PM

I Fagiolini

Robert Hollingworth director



Leighton     God's grandure

Rheinberger     Abendlied

Leo Ferré     Chanson d'automne



Ed Hughes     Sun, new moon and women shouting



Monteverdi     O primavera, gioventù dell'anno     

Britten     Lenten is come

Howells     The summer is coming



Anon     Sumer is icumin in

Schütz     Die Himmel erzählen

Janequin     La Chasse


As climate change makes us consider the seasons, I Fagiolini sings of the passing of the year in a programme inspired by Pieter Brueghel the Younger's The Seasons. Brueghel’s images take us to a more certain time, as we look at the year – and nature – in music. Spring sees Monteverdi in love and Howells' rhapsodic (and rarely heard) 'The summer is coming' while summer itself is represented by Schütz in dance-like mood and Janequin's famously onomatopoeic staghunt. Autumn features Rheinberger's little classic as well as 1970s French jazz (‘Chanson d’automne’) while winter sees both an end and a new beginning in Ed Hughes' energetic and serene, 'Sun, new moon and women shouting', an account of Inuit rituals when women greet the re-appearance of the sun after the long arctic winter.

This concert was recorded in St Lawrence Church on 2 June 2021.

Ticket holders will be able to watch this concert on demand for one week after the initial broadcast.

Tickets: £10

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