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Musical Banquet - A Feast for your Ears!

Sunday October 14, 2018 at 3:00 pm
St Andrew's Church, Rushmere St Andrew
£6 (under 18s free) including souvenir programme and delicious homemade tea
Tickets "at the door" - until sold out

The critically acclaimed Oxfordshire Early Music trio Musical Banquet will be making a welcome return to St Andrew's Church, Rushmere St Andrew, Suffolk on Sunday 14th October 2018 and performing an afternoon tea recital in aid of Church Funds. Despite being on the edge of the Ipswich suburban area this church has a delightful village setting, looking out across open fields and we step back in time 400 years to hear the group serve up a delectable menu of musical treats, including vocal and instrumental works by ** ** and their English and European contemporaries, interspersed with colourful period anecdotes.

The original medieval building, originally constructed on Saxon foundations, was entirely rebuilt in 1861 by local architect Edward Hakewill due to the fabric of the building being in a ‘ruinous condition’. In 1968 a magnificent extension (the first of its kind in Suffolk) was added, to a design by the architect George Pace, who rebuilt Llandaff Cathedral. With its juxtaposition of light and dark, between Victorian sentiment and modernist rationalism the church forms a fitting backdrop for Musical Banquet’s ‘time travel’.

This is an unusual and highly entertaining opportunity to experience works performed on period instruments combined with countertenor voice much as the 17th and 18th century audience would have heard them. An eclectic selection of music will include love songs from 17th century Spain accompanied on baroque guitar and excerpts from the semi-operas of Henry Purcell. With plenty of surprises along the way, the afternoon will be presented in the trio’s characteristically lively, entertaining and imaginative style.

Over tea afterwards there will be an opportunity to meet and talk with the artists.

Come along, support the church's fundraising activity, and treat yourself to a 'Feast for your Ears'!

Musical Banquet's vibrant and energetic performances have delighted critics and audiences alike:

‘The effect of such entrancing music was quite magical’. ‘Beautifully presented with wit, polish and panache’. ‘A musical marvel!’ ‘The audience were spellbound’ 'Such enthusiastic and passionate performers' ‘An unforgettable evening!’ 'It was a real treat to listen to early English and European music performed to such a high standard’ ‘Thank you for another great show. You remain unique and indefatigable (and very digestible!’)

St Andrew's Church
The Street
Rushmere St Andrew
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