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7.30pm Wednesday 19th September 2018

Town Hall, King’s Lynn

Hexachordia trio with soprano Rosamund Walton present ‘Armada’

 

The Hexachordia trio are joined by critically-acclaimed soprano, Rosamund Walton, for a special programme of English and European sixteenth-century music inspired by the famous Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I. The group tells the story, in music and verse, of Queen Elizabeth I’s eventual triumph over the King of Spain’s ambitious attempt to conquer England by sending a fleet of warships to invade the country. This showcase of Elizabethan music features English lute songs by Thomas Campion and John Dowland, Spanish instrumental and vocal music by Alfonso Ferrabosco and  Alonso Mudarra, as well as compositions in honour of The Virgin Queen by some of the most famous composers of the day such as William Byrd.

Hexachordia is a trio of musicians formed to make music from the pre-baroque era accessible to a wide audience. By combining music with the spoken word, the trio aims to tell a story with each of their concert programmes. They believe that by placing music into context, Hexachordia brings both the historic period and the music itself to life.

 Rosamund Walton studied singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has since worked as a soloist across Britain and Europe, including appearances with orchestras such as the London Mozart Players and the English Chamber Orchestra. “Rosamund Walton was a memorable Dido, shading her voice beautifully in the final lament” EDP