Nigel Wicken has chosen a delightfully varied and illuminating programme of music for the Christmas concert by Camerata Kernow at Roselidden on 17th December.
He is well known for finding outstanding works that are rarely performed, and this concert is no exception.
The first half showcases music by a ‘dream team’ of 16th century European composers including Palestrina and Monteverdi from Italy, Orlando Gibbons from England, and Heinrich Isaac, de Wert and Sweelinck from the Lowlands.
The pieces, which were composed for church services during the four week period of Advent, will transport us back in time to the baroque period.
We come bang up to the present day in the second half, with carols from a group of outstanding contemporary British composers; Gabriel Jackson, Bob Chilcott, John Tavener, Will Todd and Sally Beamish. These pieces are all about Christmas; meditations on angels, shepherds, the virgin birth, snow and candle light.
All profits will go to the Cornwall Music Therapy Trust, and we thank Roselidden for their continued support
Tickets are £10, to include light refreshments, and may be reserved in advance from Peter Hadfield on 01326 558748 or firstname.lastname@example.org