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Musical Banquet - A Feast for your Ears!

Sunday October 14, 2018 at 15:00
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
  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 - 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 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 delights, including vocal and instrumental works by Purcell, Dowland and their English 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 some 'sweet treats' from Henry Purcell and a tribute to the poet and songwriter Robert Burns. With plenty of surprises along the way, the afternoon will be presented in the trio’s characteristically lively, entertaining and imaginative style.

Over a delicious 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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