St Georges Cullercoats Early Music Festival 2006
in association with the Friends St George's, Cullercoats
See the Music and services page for the list of regular services at St George's Cullercoats and the Music list for more choral services.
St George's Early Music Festival is a series of unique concerts over the
week after St George's day, in one of the finest acoustic spaces in the region,
St George's church Cullercoats.
The Festival Director, Andrew Soulsby, describes this year's programme as
an excellent development of the highly successful first festival in 2005.
We have some superb artists coming who will really help us put
Cullercoats on the map".
This year sees performances from Vox Humana, Palatinate Singers from Durham as well as
Uncloistered from York. We are also pleased to welcome James Taylor across from Canada.
Festival Programme 2006
Thursday 27th April WBHS Early Music consort and The Brandling Consort Theatre music
Directed by Andrew Soulsby and Richard Gooding
Programme to include:
Abdelazer suite; Excerpts from 'Dido and Anaeas' ~ Henry Purcell
Excerpts from 'Venus and Adonis' ~ John Blow
Introduzione Theatrali ~ Locatelli Free Entry
Friday 28th April Vox Humana perform 'Venus and Adonis' by John Blow
Directed by Andrew Soulsby with soloists:
Jessica Holmes - Venus
Robin Crinson - Adonis
Nicholas Jackson - Cupid
Saturday 29th April James Taylor (Montreal) Harpsichord
'English Espionage and the Dutch war with Catholic Spain...';
Programme to include music by
Philips, Bull and Cabezon.
Saturday 29th April The Palatinate Singers (Durham), Directed by Keith Wright
A programme of French and English renaissance music
Sunday 30th April Uncloistered (York) with a programme of Late Medieval and Early Renaissance polyophony.
Sunday 30th April Festival Choral Evensong sung by the Choir of St Georges Cullercoats
directed by Shaun Turnbull, to complete the Early Music Festival.
Free entry, retiring collection
Friday 22nd - 7.30pm The Student Teacher’ Whitley Bay High School Early Music Consort
Music by Newcastle born composer Charles Avison and his teacher Francesco Geminiani, played by Students of Whitley Bay High School, fresh from workshops with the Avison Ensemble.
‘L’Inverno’ from the Seasons Antonio Vivaldi
Cello Sonata V in E Francesco Geminiani
Violin Sonata III in D minor Francesco Geminiani
Concerto Grosso in E minor Charles Avison
Saturday 23rd April . . . . . . . . . . . .
Saturday 23rd - 1.00pm English keyboard Music - ‘Tallis to Handel’
A guided tour of English keyboard music played by St. George’s Director of Music Paul Ritchie (organ) and Andrew Soulsby (harpsichord). Hear rare performances of music from the Fitzwilliam Virginal Book and ‘Musick’s Hand~Maid’ played on period instruments.
Barofostus’ Dreame Anon.
Concerto III in C min Charles Avison
Suite No. VIII in F minor GF Handel
Tickets: £6.00 & £5.00
Saturday 23rd - 3.30pm Guild of the Servants of the Sancutary Solemn Festival Mass; this is not part of the festicval, but may be of interest.
Saturday 23rd - 7.30pm Vox Humana Chamber Choir - ‘Music for Royal Patrons’
Vox Humana make a return to St. George’s for the weekend’s main event to perform a Purcell Welcome Ode and the Mozart ‘Ave Verum Corpus’, accompanied by a Baroque String Band, directed by Andrew Soulsby.
Programme to include:
WA Mozart: Missa Brevis in B flat, K276b
WA Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus,
Henry Purcell: O Sing unto the Lord
Hennry Purcell: Now does the Glorious Day Appear
Tickets: £8.00 & £7.00
Sunday 24th April . . . . . . . . . . . .
Sunday 24th - 1.00pm Wind and Wire - ‘Music for Recorder and Harpsichord’
Take a journey around the salons of 18th century Europe and hear a programme of Barsanti, Cima, Telemann and Parcham played by Karen Martin on Descant and Treble recorders.
Tickets £6.00 & £5.00
Sunday 24th - 6.30pm Festival Choral Evensong
Including a full performance of Purcell's 'Rejoice in the Lord Alway' accompanied by strings
Introit: Thou Knowest Lord – Purcell
Canticles: Blow in G
Anthem: Rejoice in the Lord Alway, Purcell
For more information on any of the events or to make a block booking at a discounted rate visit St. George’s web site at www.stgeorgescullercoats.org.uk
Or E~Mail VoxHumanachoir@aol.com