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Musical Banquet (early music trio) - a feast for your ears!

When
Saturday February 17, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Where
St Mary Magdalene Church, Woodstock
Tickets
on the door: £14 (concessions £13, full-time students £5, accompanied children under 16 free); in advance: £13 (concessions £12)
Phone for tickets: 01993 812760
Phone lines open: Monday to Saturday 9am to 5:30pm
Other Sources: The Woodstock Bookshop, 23 Oxford Street, Woodstock
Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. If music be the food of love Z 379 - Henry Purcell
  2. Al fonte, al prato - Francesco Cini
  3. Lasciatemi mirar - Giovanni Croce
  4. Sei tanto grazioso - Giovanni Ferretti
  5. Come Love, let's walk - Anonymous
  6. Underneath a cypress shade - Francis Pilkington
  7. O Sweet Woods - John Dowland
  8. This Merry Pleasant Spring - Anonymous
  9. The Silver Swan - Orlando Gibbons
  10. Dainty fine bird - Orlando Gibbons
  11. Of all the birds that I do know - John Bartlet, with words by George Gascoigne (c 1534-77)
  12. Passava amor - Anonymous
  13. Dime, robadora - Anonymous
  14. Danza de las hachas - Gaspar Sanz
  15. Dame acojida - Esteban Daza
  16. Vuestros ojos - Anonymous
  17. White as lilies was her face - John Dowland
  18. Her rosy cheeks - Thomas Campion
  19. With fragrant flowers - Francis Pilkington
  20. Music for a while, from Oedipus - Henry Purcell
  21. Sweeter than roses, from Pausanias Z 585 - Henry Purcell
  22. I attempt from love's sickness to fly, from The Indian Queen Z 630 - Henry Purcell
  23. Fairest isle, all isles excelling, from King Arthur Z 628 - Henry Purcell

The critically acclaimed Oxfordshire early music trio Musical Banquet will be making an eagerly anticipated first visit to St Mary Magdalene Church, Woodstock at 7:30pm on Saturday 17th February 2018 and performing a Gala Charity Concert in aid of Church Funds. Step back in time 400 years to hear the group serve up an eclectic menu of musical delicacies, including vocal and instrumental works by Dowland and Gibbons along with their English and European contemporaries, interspersed with colourful period anecdotes.

Set in the heart of the Oxfordshire market town of Woodstock, just a stone’s throw from the world heritage site Blenheim Palace, St Mary Magdalene Church was built during the reign of Henry I for the convenience of the court during royal visits to the royal hunting lodge of Woodstock Manor, for which it was a chapel at ease. Alteration and restoration over the centuries have culminated in the recent completion of a major Reordering and Refurbishment Project. The church’s many noteworthy features include a fine Norman doorway on the south side, two 13th century windows and an extraordinary 1792 musical turret clock, or carillon, chiming four times a day with a different tune for each day of the week!

This historic building provides a fitting backdrop for tonight’s concert - 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 might have heard them. With plenty of surprises along the way, the evening will be presented in the group's characteristically innovative, energetic and imaginative style and the gourmet ‘menu’ includes some spicy 'musical nibbles' from 17th century Spain, accompanied by Baroque Guitar, and some 'sweet treats' from one of England's finest composers, Henry Purcell. A tempting indulgence for all musical gastronomes!

Ticket prices include a complimentary souvenir programme and interval hospitality, when there will be an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians, and all proceeds from this event will be donated to St Mary Magdalene.

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!’)’

Come along and experience for yourself this 'Feast for the Ears'!


Venue
St Mary Magdalene Church
Park Street
Woodstock
Oxfordshire
OX20 1SJ
England
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