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

Saturday April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm
St Giles' Church, Oxford
£12 (£10 concessions; £8 students; £5 under 10s) including souvenir programme and interval refreshments
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. Passacaglia - Luigi Rossi
  5. Sei tanto grazioso - Giovanni Ferretti
  6. Come Love, let's walk - Anonymous
  7. Underneath a cypress shade - Francis Pilkington
  8. O Sweet Woods - John Dowland
  9. This Merry Pleasant Spring - Anonymous
  10. The Silver Swan - Orlando Gibbons
  11. Dainty fine bird - Orlando Gibbons
  12. Of all the birds that I do know - John Bartlet, with words by George Gascoigne (c 1534-77)
  13. Passava amor - Anonymous
  14. Dime, robadora - Anonymous
  15. Danza de las hachas - Gaspar Sanz
  16. Dame acojida - Esteban Daza
  17. Vuestros ojos - Anonymous
  18. White as lilies was her face - John Dowland
  19. Her rosy cheeks - Thomas Campion
  20. With fragrant flowers - Francis Pilkington
  21. Music for a while, from Oedipus - Henry Purcell
  22. Sweeter than roses, from Pausanias Z 585 - Henry Purcell
  23. I attempt from love's sickness to fly, from The Indian Queen Z 630 - Henry Purcell
  24. Fairest isle, all isles excelling, from King Arthur Z 628 - Henry Purcell

The critically acclaimed Oxfordshire Early Music Trio Musical Banquet will be making a welcome return visit to St Giles Church, located in the heart of the City of Oxford, at 7.30pm on Saturday 28th April and performing a Gala Charity Concert in aid of The St.Giles Academy of Music. 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.

Situated just 550 yards north of Oxford's city wall and consecrated by St Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln, at a time when this area was outside the city centre, St Giles Church still provides an oasis of calm amidst the C21 hustle and bustle. Oxford's annual St Giles Fair was established to commemorate the Church's consecration in the year 1200 and today, with its three choirs, choristers training programme and regular concert series the church is establishing a reputation for musical excellence throughout Oxford and beyond.

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 the St Giles Academy of Musci

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'!

St Giles' Church
Banbury Road & Woodstock Road
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