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The Art of the Countertenor

Date: Friday, 31 May 2019
Time(s): 19:30 to 21:30

Type: Music

Booking Required: Yes


This programme explores several key elements of music making from the 16th and 17th centuries. As with modern day jazz musicians, instrumentalists and singers were well known for their improvisations and embellishment which were essential techniques in musical performance, both sacred and secular. The combination of cornetto and human voice was extremely popular in the 16th and 17th centuries. At the height of its fame, the cornetto reigned supreme; adored by composers and audiences alike not only for its virtuosic rivalry of the violin, but also its unique ability to mimic the human voice. This recital uses this combination along with the lute to create an intimate colour pallet.

Mark Chambers has performed all over the world with some of the leading orchestras and ensembles. He will also include a couple of folk songs in his programme.

Tickets: £20 adults, £2 students
To book tickets please go to www.purbeckartweeks.co.uk


AddressSt James' Church
BH20 5LL

Phone01929 551071



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