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