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Musical Banquet - A Feast for your Ears!

Friday September 28, 2018 at 19:30
St Frideswide's Church, Oxford
£10 (including complimentary glass of wine/soft drink, light refreshments and full colour souvenir programme)
Tickets "at the door" - until sold out
  1. If music be the food of love Z 379 - Henry Purcell
  2. White as lilies was her face - John Dowland
  3. Her rosy cheeks - Thomas Campion
  4. With fragrant flowers - Francis Pilkington
  5. Comin' thro the Rye - Traditional Scottish, words by Robert Burns
  6. Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon - Traditional Scottish, words by Robert Burns
  7. My love is like a red, red rose - Traditional Scottish, words by Robert Burns
  8. Durisdeer - We'll meet nae mair at sunset - Traditional Scottish
  9. Wi' a hundred pipers - Lady Carolina Nairne
  10. Come Love, let's walk - Anonymous
  11. Underneath a cypress shade - Francis Pilkington
  12. O Sweet Woods - John Dowland
  13. Man is for the woman made - Henry Purcell
  14. Pious Celinda Z410 - Henry Purcell
  15. The knotting song - Henry Purcell
  16. 'Twas within a furlong of Edinborough Town, from The Mock Marriage Z.605 - Henry Purcell

The critically acclaimed Oxfordshire early music trio Musical Banquet will be making a welcome return to St Frideswide's Church, New Osney, Oxford on Friday 28th September 2018 performing a special charity concert in aid of church funds. Step back in time 400 years to hear the group serve up a delectable menu of musical delicacies including vocal and instrumental works by Dowland, Campion and Purcell, along with some of their contemporaries, interspersed with colourful period anecdotes.

Dedicated to the patroness saint of Oxford and close to the city centre, St Frideswide's enjoys a picturesque waterside setting betwen two back streams of the Thames and is perhaps best known for the Alice Door at north east end of the nave, carved by Alice (in Wonderland) Liddell. This historic building makes a fine backdrop for tonight’s 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. An eclectic selection of music will include some 'sweet treats' from one of England’s finest composers, Henry Purcell, and the gourmet ‘menu’ features a special tribute to the Scottish poet and songwriter Robert Burns. With plenty of surprises along the way, the evening will be presented in the trio’s characteristically lively, entertaining and imaginative style. A tempting indulgence for all musical gastronomes!

Tickets ‘on the door’ are priced at £5 and include a full colour ‘souvenir’ programme and light refreshments after the performance when there will be an opportunity to meet the musicians. All proceeds from this event will be donated to St Frideswide’s Church Funds.

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’ 'The intimate weaving of music with witty and entertaining repartee, made for a relaxed yet inspiring experience‘ '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 Frideswide's Church
Botley Road
Malcolm Pearce
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