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Saturday 5th May 2018 at 7.30pm
St Edmund’s Church, Crickhowell NP8 1BB
Jessica Cale (soprano), Mark Chambers (countertenor)
Nicholas Mulroy (tenor) and Robert Davies (baritone)
Orchestra Festival Baroque Players
Vivaldi - Domine ad adjuvandum RV 593
Blow - Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day
Peri/Caccini - Eurydice (the birth of opera) - Excerpts
Make way, then, for those elite musical protagonists St
Cecilia and Orpheus, who reveal the extraordinary power their art
can exert on both us and the Gods themselves. Whilst the Ode for
St Cecilia’s Day by Blow evokes music’s subtle emotional shades
and revels in its sheer pleasure, the story of Orpheus takes
everything to a different level, as Orpheus - Greek demi-god and lyre
player extraordinaire - manages to thwart death itself. His journey
to the underworld was to inspire some of the very first
operatic writing at the turn of the 16th century and the rest, as
they say, is history! Our excerpts from these dramas by Caccini and Peri
are revelatory and offer a superb vehicle for our distinguished
soloists to demonstrate the wonders of the human voice, but we kick
start tonight’s affairs with a must-hear piece by Vivaldi, another
of his fabulous, yet little known, choral works. With its repeated
pleas for divine assistance, it captures perfectly our festival theme,
calling for the creative spark to inspire our singing!
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Crickhowell Music Festival Saturday evening concert
St Edmund's Church , Church Lane , Crickhowell , Powys , NP8 1BB