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The Rose Consort of Viols: Concerts and Events

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Events Archive

  • Tuesday 18 July 2017 at 20:00
    Benslow Music, Hitchin


    Britons Abroad 
    Consort music, fantasias and dances by British composers who fled their country for their faith - Peter Philips, Richard Dering and John Bull - or to find employment in foreign courts who sought their skills as composers and performers - such as William Brade and John Dowland

    Tickets: £12
    tel: 01462 459446  
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  • Saturday 8 July 2017 at 17:00
    St Olave’s Church, Marygate,York

    The Rose Consort of Viols with
    Emma Kirkby soprano, Clare Wilkinson mezzo

    MUSICA TRANSALPINA 
    In 1588 a radical publication brought music from continental Europe to the attention of an avid Elizabethan audience. Musica Transalpina was a book of madrigals and chansons with specially written texts in English, and it soon became a new repertory for viol consort as well – not only had it changed places, it had been changed by its time. The Rose Consort dip into this repertory to present madrigals by Marenzio, Palestrina and Ferrabosco alongside chansons by Lassus and songs and instrumental pieces by William Byrd.

    SOLD OUT!
     
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  • Sunday 28 May 2017 at 15:00
    King’s College Chapel
    University of Aberdeen


    Music of Peter Philips and Richard Deering 
    Music by two English catholics who spent time on the continent. Fantasias and dances are taken from David J. Smith's new scholarly edition in Musica Britannica.

    Tickets: £5/£3/Under 16s FREE. Booking required.
     
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  • Thursday 11 May 2017 at 19:00
    St John’s School
    Epsom Road, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8SP


    For Ye Violls 
    Four-part fantasias and dance music from Tudor and Stuart England.
    www.stjohnsleatherhead.co.uk/events.aspx
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  • Thursday 8 September 2016 at 19:00
    Trigonale Festival der alten Musik
    Rathaus St. Veit, Austria


    Long Live Fair Oriana!:  a musical tribute to Queen Elizabeth I in the current Queen’s 90th anniversary year, with music from Tudor England, including madrigals in Elizabeth’s honour by Morley and Weelkes, together with French and English music from sixteenth-century partbooks, by Tallis, Byrd and their contemporaries
    with Claire Lefilliatre soprano and Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano.

    For ticket information: +43(0)4223 29079 or www.trigonale.com/karten
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  • Wednesday 7 September 2016 at 19:00
    Trigonale Festival der alten Musik
    Stiftung St. Georgen am Längsee, Austria


    These Distracted Times: an exploration of English music in the years leading to the execution of Charles I, with verse anthems by Gibbons and Tomkins, consort music by William Lawes, and the premiere of a newly commissioned piece reflecting on Lawes’ death written for Gallicantus and the Rose Consort by Judith Bingham
    with Gallicantus (dir. Gabriel Crouch)

    For ticket information: +43(0)4223 29079 or www.trigonale.com/karten


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  • Tuesday 12 July 2016 at 20:00
    Benslow International Concert Series
    Little Benslow Hills, Hitchin, Hertfordshire


    Musical Tributes: a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the birth of Cipriano de Rore, with music performed on a set of Venetian-style mid-sixteenth century viols; followed by six-part consort music by Byrd, Gibbons and Tomkins played on ‘Jacobean’ instruments.

    Tickets £12
    www.benslowmusic.org
    Tel: 01462 459446


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  • Saturday 9 July 2016 at 17:00
    St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York


    York Early Music Festival
    Now with Silver Song they come: Music from Elizabethan Choirboy plays and entertainments


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    ...with Caroline Trevor alto and Louis Sharpe treble.
    Doleful laments and celebratory songs of praise for Elizabeth I from the repertory of the choirboy troupes whose entertainments challenged Shakespeare’s theatrical company for supremacy in the years around 1600, with music by Farrant, Strogers, Byrd and Morley
    Tickets: £18 (concessions £16, students £5) from YEMF box office: 01904 658338 (seating is unreserved)

    For further details please visit: www.ncem.co.uk

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  • Saturday 11 June 2016 at 19:30
    St John’s Chapel, St John’s Street, Chichester PO19 1UR

    in association with the Viola da Gamba Society of Great Britain

    Musical Tributes: Tudor In nomines and Brownings together with six-part consort music by Byrd, Gibbons and Tomkins, pieces from the Baldwin partbooks and a set of musical tributes to Queen Elizabeth I in the current Queen’s 90th anniversary year

    Tickets: £12 (£10 for VdGS members or Friends of St John’s, £8 for students) will be on sale at the door. Seating is unreserved.


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  • Friday 13 November 2015 at 1:00 pm,
    King William Undercroft, Old Royal Naval College,
    Greenwich SE10 9NN

    Part of the International Royal Greenwich Early Music Festival 2015

    ‘Cantiamo lieti': music from sixteenth-century Venice on renaissance viols by Richard Jones
    ...to include madrigals, motets and mass sections by Adrian Willaert and Cipriano de Rore and passagi by Rognioni, Dalla Casa and Bassano.

    Admission free to exhibition ticket holders, Limited places.
    Further details: International Royal Greenwich Early Music Festival 2015
     
  • Tuesday 14 July 2015 at 8:00 pm
    Benslow International Concert Series
    Little Benslow Hills, Hitchin, Hertfordshire


    In Nomines, Motets and Grounds
    A survey of music for viols in English sources from John Taverner to William Lawes.

    Tickets £12
    www.benslowmusic.org
    Tel: 01462 459446

     
  • Tuesday 7 July 2015 at 19:30
    National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate, York


    York Early Music Festival
    Evening concert: Queen Elizabeth’s French Songbooks:
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    with Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano and Jacob Heringman lute.
    Settings of chansons and madrigals by leading French and Flemish composers of the day, including Certon, Sandrin, Sermisy, Lassus, Willaert and Waelrant, with instrumental music from Tudor England.
    For further details please visit: www.ncem.co.uk
     
  • Thursday 2 July, 5.30-6:30pm
    Cheltenham Music Festival
    Pillar Room, Cheltenham Town Hall


    Varieties of Viols
    As with all things, in music-making it is important to have the right tools for the job. In this lecture-recital, the University of Huddersfield’s John Bryan and the Rose Consort of Viols play three different sets of viols, exploring how each set’s contrasting tones are ideal for different kinds of music. We will be demonstrating the ‘Costa’ viols after a Bolognese painting of 1497, Venetian-style viols from mid-sixteenth century, and ‘Jacobean’ viols.

    Tickets: £8
    Box Office 0844 880 8094
    www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/music
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  • Saturday 23 May 2015 at 22:45
    Tage Alte Musik, Regensburg, Germany

    An Emerald in a Work of Gold:
    Music from the MS Partbooks of Robert Dow, with the Marian Consort, including songs,
    In nomines and fantasies by Byrd, Parsons, Strogers and Van Wilder

    Late night concert:-
    For further details please visit: www.tagealtermusik-regensburg.de
     
  • Friday Saturday 9 May 2015, Evening concert:
    Oude Abdij, Drongenplein 26 9031 Drongen, Belgium

    Essential English Fantasies:
    Tracing the wealth of English music for viol consort from Tallis and Byrd to Purcell
    For further details please email  image
     
  • Saturday 28th March 2015 at 7.30pm
    Winchester Cathedral Quire

    Ashton Singers
    The Rose Consort of Viols
    Theresa Caudle - violin, Andrew Kerr - violone, Pat Glynn - chitarrone,
    Nigel Gardner - chamber organ


    Music for Lent and Holy Week:
    The main work in the concert will be Membra Jesu Nostri by Buxtehude, a cycle of seven cantatas each addressed to a different part of Christ’s crucified body. There will also be unaccompanied choral music sung by the Ashton Singers, and the opportunity to hear music for viol consort played in the acoustic of the Cathedral Quire by one of the country’s best known early music groups.

    Concert proceeds to the Friends of Winchester Cathedral, towards the cost of the restoration of the medieval windows in the cathedral presbytery

    Map to Winchester Cathedral  SO23 9LS

    Tickets £19 on sale from January 12th, 2015 from
    Winchester Cathedral Box Office, tel. 01962 857275,
    www.tickets.winchester-cathedral.org.uk or from  image tel 01962 714030
     
  • Friday 6th February 2015 at 1.10pm
    Barber Concert Hall, University of Birmingham

    Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibi Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks.

    Flights of Fancy:
    The Rose Consort, performs a selection of five-part fantasias, In nomines, and dance music from Tudor and Stuart England, including music by William Byrd, Antony Holborne, John Ward and Alfonso Ferrabosco II.

    Barber Institute of Fine Arts
    Admission FREE and unticketed.
    For further details please email  image
     
  • Sunday 11 January 2015
    Recording in Oxford of music from the Baldwin Partbooks (Oxford, Christ Church MSS 979-983) for a Delphian CD with the Marian Consort www.delphianrecords.co.uk
     
  • 26-28 November 2014
    From Bologna to Britannia
    Recording at Forde Abbey including music by Josquin and Isaac, taken from Bologna MS Q18, the Palace Songbook and King Henry VIII’s Book with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano), using a set of viols after Lorenzo Costa’s Bolognese altarpiece of 1497 for a Delphian CD. www.delphianrecords.co.uk
     
  • Tuesday 15th July 2014 at 8pm
    Benslow Music, Peter Morrison Hall
    Benslow Lane, Hitchin
    Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB

    Benslow Music International Concert Series

    The Eclectic English: A programme of six-part consort music by Peter Philips, Henry Purcell and others.

    For further details, please visit:-  Benslow Music
    Tickets £12
    Tel: 01462 459446
     
  • Friday 11 July 2014 at 2.00 pm
    St Olave’s Church, Marygate, York YO30 7BZ

    Rose Consort of Viols
    John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks viols
    with Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano.
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    Mynstrelles with Straunge Sounds: the first viols in England.
    When Catherine of Aragon arrived in England in 1501 to marry Prince Arthur, she brought with her the musical culture of her parents, Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain. Five years later Philip the Fair of Burgundy was shipwrecked on the English coast en route to Spain, and his minstrels also entertained the Tudor court. The two events speeded the development of the early viol consort in England, celebrated in this programme of music from the Spanish songbook of Catherine's parents, pieces associated with Philip and his musicians, and works both English and continental preserved in Tudor manuscripts.

    Tickets: £15 (concessions £13) from www.ncem.co.uk or Box Office 01904 658338
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  • Saturday 16th November 2013 at 7.30 pm
    All Saints’ Church, Tudeley TN11 0NZ, nr Tonbridge, Kent.

    Tudeley Festival:
    Rose Consort of Viols with Jacob Heringman

    Teares of Sorrowe and Gladnesse:
    Music by John Dowland, including his incomparable 'Lachrimae' pavans, performed with Jacob Heringman (lute)

    View map of venue:- TN11 0NZ.

    Tickets: The Tudeley Festival Box Office Ruffyn’s Hill Aldington Kent TN25 7EF
    Telephone: 07760 995276
     
  • Friday 8th November 2013 15:00 -15:45
    Old Royal Naval College Greenwich SE10 9NN
    King William Undercroft

    Royal Greenwich Early Music Festival 2013

    The Rose Consort of Viols perform on renaissance viols by Richard Jones
    'All the Sizes in the World' - music from a CD recorded this Spring

    Admission free to exhibition ticket holders. Limited places.
    For further details, please visit:- http://www.earlymusicshop.com/More/Greenwich_International_Early_Music_Festival.aspx
     
  • Wednesday 6th November 2013 at 7.30 pm
    Newton Park College, Bath Spa University
    Newton St Loe, Bath, Avon BA2 9BN


    Rose Consort of Viols
    John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks
    with Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano.

    The Grand Tour: music from 16th century Italy, France, Germany and England performed on copies of Venetian viols, including motets, songs and instrumental music by Josquin, Verdelot, Isaac, Senfl, Lassus, Sermisy, Tallis and Byrd.

    Tickets: http://www.michaeltippettcentre.org/events/
     
  • Monday 7th October 2013: 7.30 pm
    Huddersfield Music Society
    St Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield

    Rose Consort of Viols with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo) and Jacob Heringman (lute)
    Teares of Sorrowe and Gladnesse

    Music from John Dowland’s (1563-1626) intense collection of dance music, Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares figured in seaven Passionate Pavans, interspersed with some of his greatest ayres and lute solos; set in the context of instrumental fantasias, consort songs and Latin motets by two of his great English contemporaries: William Byrd (c.1540-1623) and Peter Philips (1561–1628).

    Tickets: www.huddersfield-music-society.org.uk
     
  • Sunday 6th October 2013 7.30 pm
    Firth Hall, University of Sheffield

    An Emerald in a Work of Gold
     Rose Consort of Viols with McCleery (countertenor)
    Music from the 16th century partbooks of Robert Dow, including music by Tallis, Byrd and their contemporaries.
    Further details: http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/concerts/whatson, see also Campus-map.
     
  • Tuesday 16th July 2013 8.00 pm
    Little Benslow Hills, Hitchin SG4 9RB

    Rose Consort of Viols with Clare Wilkinson
    From Silent Night
    Music by Byrd, Dowland and Gibbons. More details to follow...
     
    For booking details:-
    Box Office 01462 459446 or visit http://benslowmusic.org/index.asp?PageID=396
     
  • Saturday 6th July 2013 at 7.30 pm
    Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall, York

    Rose Consort of Viols with Jacob Heringman (lute), Grace Davidson (soprano), Clare Wilkinson (alto), Jeremy Budd (tenor) and Timothy Scott Whiteley (bass)
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    'Teares of Sorrowe and Gladnesse' - Music from one of Dowland’s most extraordinary creations, his intense collection of Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares figured in seaven Passionate Pavans, set in the context of works by musicians whom he knew at the Danish court, including vocal and instrumental pieces by Mogens Pederson and Melchior Borchgrevinck, and music by other continental composers such as Marenzio and Lassus who inspired him.
    The concert features some of Dowland’s greatest ayres and lute solos, together with devotional songs, solo songs with viols, and his incomparable dance music.

    Box Office 01904 658338
    Booking details at  www.ncem.co.uk
    Getting to the Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall
     
  • Sunday 5th May 2013 at 5.40 pm
    Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

    Teares of Sorrowe and Gladnesse

    A short concert of music from John Dowland's 'Lachrimae' collection of 1604, performed as part of a conference celebrating the 450th anniversary of the composer's birth.

    For further details, please visit: http://cantastorie05.com/DowlandConference
     
  • Monday 15th April 2013: 11.00-4.00pm
    Museum, Royal College of Music
    Prince Consort Rd London SW7 2BS

    Varieties of Viols
    A study day for all interested in viols and their music,
    led by Prof. John Bryan and Dr Michael Fleming (University of Huddersfield) with members of the Rose Consort of Viols.

    The Rose Consort will demonstrate:

    · A unique set of ‘Costa’ viols in music from c. 1500 from Italy and England
    · Mid-sixteenth century continental and Tudor music on ‘Venetian’ viols
    · English music from the later sixteenth century on ‘Jacobean’ viols

    There will be opportunities for viol players to try the ‘Costa’ and ‘Venetian’ viols, and to look at the viols in the RCM Museum of Instruments.
     
  • Thursday 28 March 2013 at 5.00pm
    Iglesia de Santa Cruz, Cuenca, Spain

    Rose Consort of Viols
    with Mark Chambers (countertenor) and Andres Ce Galan (organ)
    Semana de Musica Religiosa:
    motets by Carlo Gesualdo and ricercari by Sebastian Raval.

    Visit this link for concert and booking details.
     
  • Wednesday 16 January 2013 at 1.15 pm
    University of Bristol: Recital Hall, Victoria Rooms
    Rose Consort of Viols
    'All in a Garden Green': Fancies and Dances for Viols from the Tudor period to the late glories of Jenkins and Purcell.
    Tickets: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/music/events/concertbookings.html
     
  • Friday 21st December 2012 at 6.00 pm
    The National Gallery
    Trafalgar Square London WC2N 5DN

    Rose Consort of Viols
    A European Grand Tour;
    exploring the colourful variety of styles that jostled for viol player's attention across Renaissance Europe, performed on viols modelled on mid-sixteenth century instruments from Venice.
    Tickets: http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on
     
  • Friday 9th November 2012 1.10pm - 2.00pm
    St Alfege Church Greenwich SE10 9BJ

    Rose Consort of Viols with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)
    Fair Britain Isle:
    Consort songs and fantasies, madrigals and motets, by Byrd, Gibbons, Tomkins and other composers of the Elizabethan age.
    See:- Greenwich International Early Music Festival Events 2012
    Admission £5.00 payable on entrance to concert.
     
  • Monday 23rd July 2012 at 1.00 pm
    Cadogan Hall, London

    BBC Prom lunchtime concert
    Rose Consort of Viols with the vocal ensemble Tenebrae, in a programme that includes madrigals by Orlando Gibbons sung by soprano Grace Davidson, and the Cries of London, alongside vocal pieces by Julian Philips and Steve Martland.
    Alternatively you can hear the concert broadcast live on BBC Radio 3.
    Further information and tickets: www.bbc.co.uk/proms/whats-on/2012/july-23/14242
     
  • Thursday 19 July 2012 8pm
    Benslow Music
    Benslow Lane
    Hitchin SG4 9RB

    Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks
    'A Golden Age Revisited':a celebratory programme to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee
    The first part of the programme contains music from the court of Elizabeth I by native composers including Antony Holborne, William Byrd and Robert Parsons, alongside Italian pieces by Alfonso Ferrabosco senior and Vincenzo Ruffo and a group of continental pieces performed on early renaissance viols representing the new forms of instrumental music introduced to England during the reign of her father Henry VIII. The second half investigates the Elizabethan legacy: fantasias and dances by composers born during Elizabeth's reign: Ward, Ferrabosco junior, Coprario and Mico.
    Benslow Summer Music Festival 2012
    All tickets £10. Box office 01462 459446 or image
     
  • Friday 13th July 2012 at 1.00 pm
    York Early Music Festival
    National Centre for Early Music St Margaret's Church, York YO1 9TL

    Rose Consort of Viols
    'Competing, Consorting, Consenting': exploring the colourful variety of styles from across Renaissance Europe
    Exploring the colourful variety of styles that jostled for viol player's attention across Renaissance Europe, with music from Germany, France, Italy and England, coalescing into the fantasia that transcended national boundaries.
    Box Office: 01904 658338 or visit York Early Music Festival 2012
     
  • Saturday 16th June 2012 at 7.30 pm
    Church of St Peter and Paul, North Curry, Somerset TA3 6LJ

    Rose Consort of Viols with the Collegium Singers
    Conductor - Peter Leech
    Organ -  Robert Court

    'Teares and Lamentacions':music for the death of Prince Henry
    In November 1612 the 18-year-old Prince Henry, eldest son and heir of King James I, died from an illness which is now believed to have been typhoid fever. Henry, the probable future King Henry IX, was the perfect Renaissance Prince, and cast very much in the mould of his ancestor Henry VIII. Prince Henry's athletic, chivalrous and noble qualities were universally praised in music and poetry and during his lifetime. His untimely passing was mourned in equal measure by the finest musicians and poets of the day, especially those who worked in his private household. Marking the 400th anniversary of Prince Henry's death, we bring together solemn, profound and serenely beautiful songs of lamentation by leading composers active in the British Isles during the first quarter of the seventeenth century.
    William Byrd - Come, help O God, I laid me down to rest
    Thomas Weelkes - When David heard
    Thomas Ford - 'Tis now dead night
    Thomas Lupo - O Lord give ear to my complaint
    Alfonso Ferrabosco II - In Thee O Lord I put my trust, O Lord come pity my distress
    John Coperario - Songs of Mourning

     
  • Monday 20th February 2012 at 7.30 pm
    St Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield HD1 3DH

    Rose Consort of Viols with Jacob Heringman - lute
    'Long live fair Oriana!':a celebratory programme of Elizabethan music to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee (and John Bryan's 60th birthday)
    Tickets: £7.50 from University of Huddersfield
    Box Office: 01484 473020 or www.store.hud.ac.uk
     
  • Sunday 15th January 2012 at 8.30 pm
    Chapel, St John's College, Oxford

    Rose Consort of Viols with Rory McCleery - countertenor
    'An emerald in a work of gold': a short recital of songs and fantasias from the partbooks of Robert Dow.
     
  • Saturday 3rd December 2011 7:30pm
    Holywell Music room, Oxford

    Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr and Roy Marks
    with Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano
    'Musicke to content every humour'

    Anthems, motets, songs and fantasias from two famous collections: Byrd's 'Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets' in celebration of the 400th anniversary of its publication in 1611, and music from Robert Dow's manuscript partbooks from the 1580s, including pieces by Tallis, Parsons and Mundy
     
  • Sunday 16th October 2011 12:30pm
    Town Hall, Dulverton Devon

    Two Moors Festival in Dulverton
     Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks

    Sunday lunch accompanied by a cocktail of music has become a regular feature within the festival. In previous years, the musical offering has comprised a group of singers. This time however, the splendid and renowned ensemble, Rose Consort of Viols is ringing the changes.
    The event can be summed up as a two-course concert of music from the twin golden ages of the viol consort: before lunch is the varied repertory of the Elizabethan chamber, with pavans, galliards, delights by Taverner, Tallis and Byrd together with some Italian delicacies. Lunch will be digested with the later riches of music by Tomkins, Jenkins, Locke and Purcell, whose fantazias bring the great English tradition of viol consorts to its conclusion at the time of Charles II.
    Booking essential: Ticket includes a two-course lunch. Wine available.
    For details please visit the Two Moors Festival
     
  • Sunday 24 July 2011 7.45pm
    Great Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL

    Dartington International Summer School
    Concert: Purcell: Fantazias and In Nomines

    Directors: Rose Consort of Viols
    Henry Purcell's Fantazias and In Nomines belong to that rare group of pieces (Bach's Art of Fugue and Beethoven's late quartets are others) whose profundity appears to be at odds with any obvious reason for their existence. An extraordinary conclusion to the long tradition of English viol consort music, their intensity of expression can still surprise us, more than 300 years since the composer's untimely death. In this concert they are contrasted with pieces by Purcell's predecessors Tallis and Byrd, and with electronic pieces by Jonathan Harvey and Sir Harrison Birtwistle.
     
  • 23 July - 30 July, 2011
    Dartington Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL

    Dartington International Summer School
    The Golden Age of Jacobean Consorts
    Directors: Rose Consort of Viols
    This course for viol consort players will explore the music of some of the greatest English composers of the Jacobean period, including Dowland, Coprario, Ferrabosco and Gibbons, all of whom worked for James I. We also celebrate the music of Peter Philips, whose 450th anniversary we mark. All were renowned as composers, and their fantasias and dance music provide a wealth of wonderful music to study and perform. Competent sight-reading is essential: numbers are limited and it may be necessary to select participants to form balanced groups. The tutors will choose student consorts for each session, and only one session each day will be open to less experienced players. There may also be opportunities for viol players to work with singers or lutenists, and there will also be two sessions during the week when complete beginners can 'try the viol'.
    For details please visit www.dartington.org/summer-school
     
  • 16 - 21 July 2011
    Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills
    Ibberson Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 9RB

    International Viol Summer School (11/503)
    Tutored by: Ibrahim Aziz, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
    Details www.benslow.org Tel: 01462 459446
     
  • Wednesday 20th July 2011 8pm
    Benslow Music Trust, Little Benslow Hills SG4 9RB
    Rose Consort of Viols
    Tim Travers-Brown countertenor

    Little Benslow Hills in the Peter Morrison Hall

    'Ye Sacred Muses'

    'Songs and instrumental works from Elizabethan England,
    including music by Byrd, Tallis, Parsons and White....'
     
  • Tuesday 12 July 2011 10:00pm
    National Centre for Early Music, York

    Event 18:
    Rose Consort of Viols
    Jacob Heringman Lute
    The Festival Consort

    A Golden Age Revisited: Madrigals, anthems and instrumental music from the courts of Elizabeth I and James I
    Central to the 1951 Festival of Britain series of early music concerts was an exploration of the great Elizabethan and Jacobean composers, including Byrd, Morley, Gibbons and Dowland. We revisit this rich seam, highlighting pieces from Byrd's Psalmes, Songs, and Sonnets published in the same year as the King James Bible, 400 years ago, in the kaleidoscopic company of dances, madrigals, ballets, lute solos and viol fantasias by the cream of composers of the Golden Age.
     
  • Monday 11 July 2011 1:00pm
    National Centre for Early Music, York

    Event 11:
    Rose Consort of Viols:
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland viols
    The Festival Consort:
    Helen Neeves, Bethany Seymour sopranos
    Jason Darnell, William Knight tenors
    Rupert Reid bass
    Peter Seymour organ
    From Chapel, Court and Country: Music for vocal and viol consort by Richard Dering and Peter Philips
    Dering and Philips were two composers whose music was not widely known in 1951, perhaps because both spent much of their careers in the Spanish Netherlands where their Roman Catholicism was not a bar to employment. Italianate flair contrasts with English contrapuntal prowess in their fantasias and dance music for viol consort and their intimate sacred chamber motets for voices and organ, performed here in recent or forthcoming volumes in the Musica Britannica series, and concluding with Dering's vivid evocation of rural life: 'The Country Cries'.
     
  • Monday 11th July 2010 10.00pm - 11.00pm
    Unitarian Chapel, St Saviourgate YO1 8NQ

    Rose Consort of Viols
    Daniel Edgar, Nia Lewis violins
    Peter Seymour organ

    Solemn and Sweet Delightful Ayres: Music from the 17th- century English music room
    From the time of Charles I through the Commonwealth to the Restoration, English composers created a cornucopia of chamber music for strings 'to the organ', combining violins and viols in different permutations, and exploiting both the interwoven discourse of true chamber music with moments of virtuoso display in flamboyant divisions. We explore this rich repertory with fantasy-suites by Coprario and Jenkins, divisions by Simpson, and music by Purcell that looks both forwards and backwards to his earlier English pedigree.
     

  • Saturday June 11 2011 7.30pm
    St John's Chapel, Chichester
    St Johns Street Chichester PO19 1UH

    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr and Roy Marks
    With Rory McCleery (countertenor)
    An Emerald in a Work of Gold
    Songs and fantasias from the partbooks of the Elizabethan music lover Robert Dow, including pieces by Tallis, Byrd, Parsons and Tye.
    Tickets £12, £10 (VdGS members and Friends of St John's Chapel), £8 (students) Tel: 01243 775888

     
  • Thursday 3 March 2011 7.30pm
    Chapel, University of Aberdeen

    Rachelle Taylor harpsichord
    David J. Smith organ/harpsichord
    Rose Consort of Viols
    Choir of King's College Chapel, Aberdeen
    The Travels and Music of Peter Philips (1560/61 - 1628)
    Keyboard Works by Peter Philips Polyphonic Vocal and Instrumental Works by William Byrd, Giulio Caccini, John Dowland, Nikolaus a Kempis, Orlandus Lassus, Luca Marenzio, Peter Philips, and Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck. Link to programme notes.
     
  • Thursday 3 March 2011 1.10pm
    Chapel, University of Aberdeen

    Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
    The Travels and Music of Peter Philips (1560/61 - 1628)
    To celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of Peter Philips this concert offers a selection of his consort music, placed in the context of works by other composers with whose work he was familiar, or who responded in turn to his own music. Though trained as a choirboy at St. Paul's in London, Philips's reputation was made on the European continent. He joined Archduke Albrecht's court in Brussels in 1597, but had been abroad since 1582, first in Rome, and then in the service of the Catholic Lord Thomas Paget, with whom he travelled to Italy, Spain and France before settling in the Spanish Netherlands, where he lived out his life. Philips always retained strong links to his English past, styling himself 'Anglo' or 'Inglese' on his published music, and writing well-wrought contrapuntal music for viols in the English style. Concert as part of international conference celebrating the 350th anniversary of the birth of Peter Philips. Downloadable programme notes.
     
  • Saturday 4 December 2010 at 1.00pm
    National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret's Church, York

    Peace on earth: good will toward men
    Rose Consort of Viols

    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
    with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)
    and University of Huddersfield Chamber Choir, directed by John Bryan
    Peace on earth: good will toward men
    Music for the Christmas season from Elizabethan and Jacobean England, including anthems, songs and carols by Bull, Ravenscroft, and Peerson;
    contemplative Latin motets and sections of the mass ordinary by Parsons and Byrd;
    interspersed with elegant fantasias and courtly dances for viols by Tallis and Holborne.
    www.ncem.co.uk
     
  • Friday 3 December 2010 at 7.30pm
    Square Chapel, Halifax (Halifax Philharmonic Club)

    Lullaby, my sweet little baby:
    A musical celebration of Christmas from Elizabethan & Jacobean England
    Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
    with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)
    Lullaby, my sweet little baby: a musical celebration of Christmas from Elizabethan & Jacobean England. 'We are frolic here at Court; much dancing in the Privy Chamber of country dances before the Queen's majesty, who is exceedingly pleased therewith ... but in winter Lullaby, an old song of Mr Byrd's, will be more in request as I think.' (Earl of Worcester, September 1602)
    The programme includes seasonal motets, anthems and songs by Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and their contemporaries, together with instrumental fantasias, and courtly dances by Antony Holborne.
    Square Chapel Centre for the Arts
    Halifax HX1 1QG
     
  • Thursday 2 December 2010 at 7.30pm
    St Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield

    Peace on earth: good will toward men
    Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
    with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo-soprano)
    and University of Huddersfield Chamber Choir, directed by John Bryan
    Peace on earth: good will toward men
    Music for the Christmas season from Elizabethan and Jacobean England, including anthems, songs and carols by Bull, Ravenscroft, and Peerson;
    contemplative Latin motets and sections of the mass ordinary by Parsons and Byrd;
    interspersed with elegant fantasias and courtly dances for viols by Tallis and Holborne.
    £7.00 unreserved
    Department of Music & Drama
    University of Huddersfield
    Queensgate
    Huddersfield HD1 3DH
     
  • Thursday 2 December 2010 at 1.15pm
    St Paul's Hall, University of Huddersfield

    Flow my teares
    Songs both merry and melancholy from the Renaissance and early Baroque periods
    Clare Wilkinson (mezzo soprano) accompanied by members of the Rose Consort on viols, lute, harpsichord and organ
    Department of Music & Drama
    University of Huddersfield
    Queensgate
    Huddersfield HD1 3DH
     
  • Saturday 20 November 2010 7.30pm
    St John sub Castro, Lancaster Street, Lewes BN7 2PU
    Tudor Verse Anthems
    Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
    with Esterhazy Chamber Choir (director: Sandy Chenery)
    A concert of of Tudor verse anthems, consort music and songs. The programme will include two of Gibbons' most famous verse anthems: This is the record of John and See the word incarnate.

    Tickets available in advance in person from Lewes Tourist Information Centre, 187 High Street, Lewes BN7 2DE, or on the door.
     
  • 24 July - 31 Jul 2010
    Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL

    Dartington International Summer School
    Songs without Words
    Directors: Rose Consort of Viols
    This course for viol consort players will explore the music of some of the greatest English composers of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods, including Tallis, Byrd and Gibbons: all were skilled singers as well as composers, and imbued their instrumental music with their profound understanding of word-setting. Their fantasias, dance music and In Nomines provide a wealth of wonderful music to investigate, as does their vocal music when performed on viols. Competent sight-reading is essential: numbers are limited and it may be necessary to select participants to form balanced groups. There may be opportunities for viol players to work with singers or lutenists, and there will be two sessions during the week when complete beginners can 'try the viol'.
    For details please visit www.dartington.org/summer-school
     
  • Tuesday 27 July 2010 at 5.00
    Great Hall, Dartington

    Clearing the Sky of Clouds
    Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks, Susanne Heinrich
    with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo soprano)
    Music from the Privy Chamber of King Henry VIII to the domestic consorts of Stuart England, featuring songs, dances and fantasias by Philip van Wilder, William Byrd, Robert Parsons and Thomas Tomkins, and pieces by Summer School's Artistic Director from 2011, John Woolrich.

    Dartington Hall Totnes, Devon. TQ9 6DE
     
  • Saturday 12 June 2010 6pm
    St Peter's Church Petersham

    Festive Evensong from Queen Elizabeth I's Chapel Royal
    with The Rose Consort of Viols

    Featuring ceremonial English church music of the sixteenth century, using period instruments played by professional specialists, and sung by a choir of singers who have come together to study this particular style of singing.
    The singers will include members of the London Motet & Madrigal Club and choirs in the Petersham, Richmond and Twickenham area, conducted by Jonathan Rennert, (Director of Music at St Michael's, Cornhill and a former organist at St Peter's, Petersham)
    For details please visit www.petershamfestival.org
     
  • Saturday 29 May 2010 12:30pm
    The Quire, Beverley Minster HU17 0DP

    From Bologna to Britannia:
    Travels of the Early Viol Consort.
    John Bryan, Alison Crum and Roy Marks.
    The instruments used for this concert were specially built, based on viols painted by Lorenzo Costa in Bologna in 1497. Costa worked for Isabella d'Este, a well known patroness of the arts, who delighted in sophisticated instrumental pieces by Franco-Flemish composers. The 'Henry VIII Manuscript' in London curiously contains several of the same pieces, alongside works by English composers. If the music travelled to Britain, might instruments similar to Costa's viols have done so too?
     
  • Tuesday 23rd February 2010 at 8 p.m.
    Corpus Christi Church, 529 West 121st Street near Broadway

    American Garden/English Roses
    A concert jointly with Parthenia, New York's leading viol consort.
    Click here to view concert program and notes.
     
  • Saturday 20th February 2010 at 09.00 am
    Slosberg Music Building, Brandeis University,Waltham MA

    A Workshop on music of Ferrabosco the Elder.
    For the VdGS New England.
    See details here New England Winter Workshop 2010
     
  • Friday 19th February 2010 at 8 p.m.
    Lindsay Chapel First Congregational Church,
    11 Garden Street in Cambridge MA, 02138
    please enter by the Mason Street door.
    'Composed after the Italian vaine'. A Concert.
    An exploration of Italian influences in English renaissance consort music
     
  • Friday 19th February 2010 at 6.30 p.m
    Lindsay Chapel First Congregational Church,
    11 Garden Street in Cambridge MA, 02138

    please enter by the Mason Street door.
    'Songs Without Words'
    An approach to the performance of Elizabethan Consort Music.

    A pre-concert talk given by John Bryan, Professor at the University of Huddersfield UK, and founder member of The Rose Consort of Viols.
    Entrance free. Sponsored by Longy School of Music.
     
  • Thursday 26 November 2009 at 1.10 pm
    Harty Room, Queen's University, Belfast BT7 1NN
    Rose Consort of Viols, Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks
    Divisions, Ayres and Fancies

    The late flowering of the English viol consort, with music by John Jenkins and Matthew Locke, flamboyant divisions by Christopher Simpson and culminating in the unsurpassed fantazias of Henry Purcell.
     
  • Thursday 19th November 2009 at 7.45 pm
    St Machar Cathedral, Aberdeen AB24 1RQ (for University of Aberdeen)
    Rose Consort of Viols, Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland with Emma Kirkby, soprano. From Teares to Turnips

    A sweep across London's varied musical scene four hundred years ago, with dances and fantasias by Tallis, Byrd, and Holborne, and songs ranging from the darkest melancholy of Dowland and the elegance of Gibbons to the street scenes of Weelkes' 'Cries of London'.
     
  • Thursday 10 September 2009, 5.00-7.30pm, Radio Theatre, BBC Broadcasting House
    BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune', celebrating the music of Henry Purcell

    The Rose Consort of Viols will be participating in a special edition of BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune', celebrating the music of Henry Purcell, who may well have been born exactly 350 years ago on this date. The performance is live, with a studio audience, and the Roses will be playing a selection of Purcell's 3 and 4 part fantazias, his Fantazia upon One Note, and the In Nomines in six and seven parts. See also BBC Radio 3's 'In Tune'.
     
  • 29 July 2009 10.30pm, Great Hall Dartington, Totnes
    Rose Consort of Viols, Ibrahim Aziz bass viol, Alison Crum bass viol, Andrew Kerr bass viol,
    Roy Marks theorbo, John Bryan harpsichord, Angel or Devil?
    The myth behind the two so-called viol rivals at the Court of the Sun King - Marin Marais and JBA Forqueray. For details see Dartington International Summer School
     
  • 27 Jul 2009 20.15 - Great Hall Dartington, Totnes, Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland with Emma Kirkby soprano, David Miller lute and surprise guests.
    'From Teares to Turnips'
    A sweep across London's varied musical scene four hundred years ago, with songs and instrumental dances and fantasias by Byrd, Brade and Coprario, ranging from the darkest melancholy of Dowland to the street scenes of Gibbons' 'Cries of London'.
    For details see Dartington International Summer School
     
  • 15 July 2009 10.00pm - c.11.00pm
    All Saints Church, North Street York

    Rose Consort of Viols, with Evelyn Tubb, soprano
    Concert by Candlelight, Tallis is Dead, and Music Dies
    William Byrd commemorated several of his friends, patrons and other personalities at the Elizabethan court in heartfelt elegies for solo voice with the plangent accompaniment of viols. Consort music by Tallis and dances by Holborne provide a backdrop for Byrd's elegies for Lady Magdalene Montague, Mary Queen of Scots, Sir Philip Sidney and his Chapel Royal colleague Tallis. See the National Centre for Early Music
     
  • 14 July 2009 19:30 York Early Music Festival
    Rose Consort of Viols Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland viols
    'Alpha & Omega': The First and Last English Viol Consorts, from the Early Tudors to Purcell.
    The incomparable fantazias by Henry Purcell stand at the end of a remarkably rich line of English consort music. Here a selection of Purcell's pieces in 3, 4 and 5 parts is contrasted with music by his Tudor precursors Lloyd, Bevin, Parsley and Byrd, mostly using intriguing and cunning compositional devices. See the National Centre for Early Music
     
  • 3 March 2009 at 19:30 University of Sheffield, Firth Hall
    Rose Consort of Viols, 'Ayres & Fancies': Purcell's incomparable fantazias, with dances and In Nomines by his Tudor predecessors www.sheffield.ac.uk/concerts.
     
  • 10 Feb 2009 at 19:30
    St. Mary's Church, Warwick

    Rose Consort of Viols with Catherine King (mezzo soprano)
    'Ayres & Fancies': Purcell's incomparable fantazias, with songs by Dowland & Byrd
     
  • 09 February 2009 19:30 Ripon Cathedral, Ripon
    Rose Consort of Viols with the Deller Consort

    London Street Cries
    Viol and Consort Music from the 16th and 17th centuries to include the Gibbons Fantasia on London Street Cries... detail to follow. Venue:- www.riponcathedral.org.uk
    www.riponconcerts.co.uk
     
  • 12 Dec 2008 at 19:30 Milverton Concert Society
    Milverton Paris Church Rose Consort of Viols with Catherine King (mezzo soprano)

    'Trickling Tears and Ruthless Rage': Elizabethan Dramatic Songs, Dances & Fantasias
    www.milvertonconcerts.org
     
  • 4 Dec 2008 at 7.45pm Bedford Music Club
    Bunyan Meeting Free Church, Mill Street, Bedford
    Rose Consort of Viols with Catherine King (mezzo soprano)
    'Lullaby, my sweet little baby': Elizabethan & Jacobean Music for Christmas
    www.bedfordmusicclub.co.uk
     
  • 7 Oct 2008 at 6.15pm University of Huddersfield, Phipps Concert Hall
    Professor John Bryan with the Rose Consort of Viols
    Inaugural Lecture-Recital: 'Songs without Words':
    An Approach to the Performance of Elizabethan and Jacobean Consort Music
    www.hud.ac.uk/mh/music
     
  • 6 October 2008 at 19:30
    Huddersfield Music Society, St Paul's Hall University of Huddersfield
    Rose Consort of Viols with Emma Kirkby (soprano)
    'The Swan and the Nightingale'

    Consort songs by William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons, together with music as enjoyed by 'gentlemen and merchants of good account' in the City of London around 1600: Italian madrigals by Luca Marenzio, and sublime fantasias, pavans and galliards by Dowland, Ferrabosco, Holborne and their contemporaries. www.huddersfield-music-society.org.uk
     
  • 31 July 2008 at 5.00pm Dartington International Summer School
    Great Hall, Dartington, Rose Consort of Viols, Music by Tobias Hume

    See http://www.dartington.org/summer-school
     
  • 29 July 2008 at 5.00pm Dartington International Summer School
    Great Hall, Dartington, Rose Consort of Viols
    'Sweet Delightful Ayres and Sublime Discourses'

    Fancies, In Nomines and dance music by the last great English consort composers, commended by Thomas Mace in Musick's Monument of 1676, including John Ward, John Jenkins and William Lawes, as well as the incomparable Henry Purcell.
    See http://www.dartington.org/summer-school
     
  • 26 July-2 Aug 2008 Dartington Course
    Directors: Rose Consort of Viols, Viol Consorts: Alpha and Omega

    This course will focus on the great repertory of English consort music, from the court of Henry VIII and the Lumley partbooks, to music by Tallis, Tye and their contemporaries. More advanced players will also be coached in later music, such as Jenkins, Lawes and Locke, leading to the crowning glory of Purcell's Fantasias. Competent sight-reading is essential.
    During the week there will be one or two sessions offering complete beginners the chance to play the viol. For details see http://www.dartington.org/summer-school
     
  • 18 July 2008 at 19:30 Gower Festival, St Mary's Church, Rhossili
    Rose Consort of Viols with Catherine King (mezzo soprano)

    'Trickling Tears and Ruthless Rage'
    Tickets from: http://www.gowerfestival.org/
     
  • 8 July 2008 at 1.00pm York Early Music Festival, National Centre for Early Music,
    St Margaret's Church, York. Rose Consort of Viols, Three Britons in Brussels

    Consort music by John Bull, Richard Dering and Peter Phillips
    Tickets from: www.ncem.co.uk
     
  • 14 May 2008 19:30 Ottery St Mary Church, Devon, Rose Consort of Viols with Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano. 'Trickling Tears and Ruthless Rage', Tickets £10 centre nave and £8 side aisles available from Exeter Leukaemia Fund Office.
    Profits in aid of The Exeter Leukaemia Fund.
     
  • 8 April 2008 at 8.00pm Amersham Festival St Mary's Parish Church, Old Amersham.
    Rose Consort of Viols with Catherine King (mezzo soprano) 'Trickling Tears and Ruthless Rage' Tickets £13, £10 from Clive Morley 1, Meadow Drive, Amersham, Bucks. HP6 6LB http://www.amershamfestival.org
  • Friday 7th December 2007- 19:30. National Centre for Early Music, York Early Music Christmas Festival, Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland viols
    with Catherine King mezzo-soprano
    Lullaby, my Sweet Little Baby, Elizabethan songs and consort music for a Festive Celebration including music by Byrd, Tye, Holborne and Peerson. Contact:- National Centre for Early Music.
     
  • Thursday 6th December 2007 at 19:30, Djanogly Concert Hall, Lakeside Arts Centre.
    Nottingham University Concert Series. The Rose Consort of Viols: John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks viols, Perfect and Sweet Harmony. A journey through the viol consort's development, starting with copies of instruments from Italy in 1497, through later 16th century Venetian instruments to the Jacobean period and English viols, ending with pieces from the 17th century by Lawes, Locke and Purcell.
    Contact: Catherine Hocking, Music Officer, Lakeside Arts Centre, University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD.  www.lakesidearts.org.uk
     
  • Thursday 29th November 2007 at 19:30, Great Hall, Lancaster University.
    Lancaster International Concert Series
    , Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks viols. Songs without Words: Consort Music from the Age of Elizabeth I
    Renaissance composers were adept at borrowing each others' music: well known songs were arranged as instrumental pieces; motets and madrigals performed without their texts. This programme explores a range of consort music that owes much to the rich vocal repertory of the Elizabethan age, including pieces by Tallis, Tye, Parsons, Ferrabosco, Byrd and Dowland.
     
  • Saturday 10 November 2007 - 1.45 - 2.30pm. Old Royal Naval College Chapel Greenwich SE10 Greenwich International Early Music Festival & ExhIbrahimtion 2007
    Four Gentleman of the Chapel Royal
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr and Roy
     
  • Thursday 2 August 2007 - 7:00pm. - Orvis Auditorium, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. Music of Tye, Tallis, Byrd, and Tomkins -- CD launch. Please check the details at http://vdgsa.org/PPGG/
     
  • Monday 30 July 2007 - 7:30pm. - First Lutheran Church of Honolulu, 1730 Punahou St., Honolulu. Rose Consort of Viols with Bach Chamber Choir, English Anthems and Consort Music for Voices and Viols. Please check the details at http://vdgsa.org/PPGG/.
     
  • Sunday 29 July 2007 - 4:00pm. Atherton Performing Arts Studio, 738 Kaheka St., Honolulu. A Short History of the Viol. Part of the Pan-Pacific Gamba Gathering. The Viola da Gamba as a World Instrument July 29 - August 5, 2007, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii. Please check the details at http://vdgsa.org/PPGG/
     
  • Monday 23 July 2007 - 8:15pm. The Great Hall, Dartington
    Rose Consort of Viols with members of Stile Antico.
    Loyal servant & devout catholic, William Byrd lived a double life. Whilst composing brilliant gems for the courts and chapels of the Protestant monarchs Elizabeth I and James I, he remained a staunch Catholic throughout a period of dire persecution. Tonight's programme juxtaposes the two sides of Byrd's musical character: the public and private faces of a man regarded by his contemporaries as 'a Father of Musick'. Please check the details at Dartington International Summer School.
     
  • 21 July to 28 July 2007. Dartington International Summer School
    French chanson and Renaissance dance repertory; Dowland's reworking of songs as dances; and the art of embellishing chansons and madrigals. It is hoped that there will be opportunities for viol players to work with voices in some of this repertory. There will also be sessions for less experienced players, as well as a chance for complete beginners to 'try the viol'.
     
  • Wednesday 11 July 2007 - York Early Music Festival The National Centre for Early Music, York The Rose Consort of Viols and Stile Antico - Helen Ashby, Kate Ashby, Alison Hill sopranos Emma Ashby, Eleanor Harries, Carris Jones altos Peter Asprey, Andrew Griffiths, Thomas Herford tenors, Oliver Hunt, Matthew O'Donovan, John Herford basses
    William Byrd: loyal servant of the Crown and devout Catholic. William Byrd lived a double life. The programme juxtaposes the two sides of his musical character: the brilliant gems composed for the courts and chapels of the Protestant monarchs Elizabeth I and James I, contrasted with the Latin motets he published for secret services held by those of the old faith at a time when Catholics endured dire persecution. It is music whose intensity resonates with us still.
  • Tuesday 7 November 2006 7.30 St. Mary's Church - Warwick.
    ADMIR'D FOR SKILL IN MUSICKES HARMONIE
    A celebration of the music of two great Elizabethan composers: Thomas Tallis and Christopher Tye, together with music by their contemporaries and successors in the Chapel Royal with Clare Wilkinson mezzo.
     
  • Thursday 26 October 2006 7.30 - Church of St Mary's and All Saints, Church Way, CHESTERFIELD, Derbyshire, S40 1XJ.    ..map
    ADMIR'D FOR SKILL IN MUSICKES HARMONIE
    A celebration of the music of two great Elizabethan composers: Thomas Tallis and Christopher Tye, together with music by their contemporaries and successors in the Chapel Royal with Clare Wilkinson mezzo.
     
  • Sunday 17 September 7.30 -  a concert part of the Melbourne Festival 2006 at the Parish Church of St Michael with St Mary Melbourne Derbyshire.
    A journey through the viol consort's development, using various sets of instruments, starting with copies of instruments from Italy in 1497, through later 16th century Venetian instruments to the Jacobean period and English viols, ending with pieces from the 17th century by Lawes, Locke and Purcell.
     
  • Saturday 22 July - Saturday 29 July 2006: Dartington International Summer School:
    A course featuring consort music contemporary with Monteverdi's Vespers of 1610, also to include the 5-part fancies of Michael East.
     
  • Tuesday 25 July 2006 8.15pm: Great Hall, Dartington College:
    Emma Kirkby soprano, Rose Consort of Viols
    Ibrahim Aziz, John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland
    The Swan and the Nightingale: Dainty Fine Birds
    Music 'apt for Voyce and Viols' from Jacobean England, including pieces from Orlando Gibbons' 'First Set of Madrigals & Mottets' of 1612 and Michael East's 'Third Set of Bookes: Neopolitanes, Fancies and Madrigales' of 1610. These will be performed together with a selection of the Italian madrigals by Luca Marenzio that inspired them, and sublime consort music by Gibbons, Ferrabosco and their contemporaries.
     
  • Saturday 8 July 2006 at 19:30: St. Hilary's Church, Wallasey - The Wirral Festival:
    'Flights of Fancy' a programme of fantasias, dances and In Nomines spanning the glories of English consort music from Taverner to Purcell.
     
  • Sunday 9 July 2006 at 10.00pm: The Gallery, Harewood House
    Part of the York Early Music Festival  - National Centre for Early Music
    A new programme focusing on the dynasties of Italian composers working for the Tudor Courts,
    with Jacob Heringman (lute & cittern) Please note that booking opens Monday 3rd April 2006.
     
  • Saturday 10 June 2006 at 9.30pm: L'Eglise d'Asfeld, Asfeld Festival:
    Société Française de Viole. ADMIR'D FOR SKILL IN MUSICKES HARMONIE.  A celebration of the 500th anniversary of the births of two great Elizabethan composers: Thomas Tallis and Christopher Tye, together with music by their contemporaries and successors in the Chapel Royal, with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo)
     
  • Tuesday 28 March 2006 19:30: Queen's University, Belfast Sonic Arts Research Centre.
    Trickling Tears and Ruthless Rage: Dramatic Songs from the Elizabethan Theatre, with Clare Wilkinson (mezzo).  English consort music, to be heard in the unrivalled stillness of the Sonic Lab, SARC - a venue more often associated with contemporary sounds.
  • Sunday 13th November 2005 1.00pm, Admiral's House, Greenwich International Festival & ExhIbrahimtion of Early Music. The Rose Consort of Viols play Richard Jones Renaissance Viols in a concert of early renaissance music by Costanzo Festa ( c 1480-1545)
     
  • Friday October 14th  2005 8.00pm, Little Missenden Festival, Little Missenden Church, by candlelight. John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Susanna Pell, Peter Wendland viols Catherine King mezzo soprano. This programme celebrates the 500th anniversary of the births of Thomas Tallis and Christopher Tye. It will include: consort songs by Tallis, Parsons and Byrd, anthems by Tallis, Tye and Tomkins, In Nomines and fantasias by Tallis, Tye, Parsons, Byrd and Tomkins, pavans, galliards and almains by Dowland and Holborne.
     
  • Wednesday 5th October 2005 8pm, Brighton Early Music Festival
    The Great Hall Brighton College Eastern Rd, Brighton, BN2 0AL

    The Rose Consort of Viols with Catherine King. Admired for Skill in Musick's Harmony.
     
  • Sunday 24 July 2005 at 5.00pm, Great Hall, Dartington International Summer School
    The Rose Consort of Viols with Clare Wilkinson mezzo soprano
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    Trickling Tears and Ruthless Rage. Songs of passion and melancholy from entertainments given by London's 16th-century choirboy drama companies, interspersed with elegant Elizabethan dances and fantasias, featuring music by Tallis and Tye (both born 500 years ago), Parsons, Byrd, Dowland and Tomkins.
     
  • 29th May 2005 19:30 Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival St Andrew's Church, Bainton.
    The Rose Consort of Viols with Clare Wilkinson mezzo soprano.

    Trickling Tears and Ruthless Rage. Songs of passion and melancholy from entertainments given by London's 16th-century choirboy drama companies, interspersed with elegant Elizabethan dances and fantasias, featuring music by Tallis and Tye (both born 500 years ago), Parsons, Byrd, Dowland and Tomkins.
     
  • Wednesday 25 May 2005 19:30
    Christ Church,  2 Eldon Rd., off Victoria Road Kensington, London
    Philharmonia Voices, director: Aidan Oliver & the Rose Consort of Viols

    Music from the Golden Age of English Church Music:
    Tudor anthems, motets and consort music including works by Orlando Gibbons, Thomas Weelkes, William Byrd and Thomas Tallis. Admission free
  • 20 December 2004, 7pm Spitalfields Festival
    'Now twinkling stars do smile'
    The Rose Consort of Viols and Emma Kirkby recreate a music party such as those enjoyed by 'gentlemen and merchants of good account' in the City of London around 1600, including Italian madrigals and French chansons 'Englished', together with pavans, galliards and fantasias from England and continental Europe. Featured music will include the 'delicious air and sweet invention' of Luca Marenzio, Orlando Lassus's classic 'Susanne ung jour' and pieces by the young London composer John Ward.  Spitalfields Festival
     
  • 13 November 2004 7.45pm , The Georgian Concert SocietySt Cecilia's Hall Edinburgh
    This programme for 5 viols and mezzo-soprano Clare Wilkinson focuses on the dramatic songs of the Elizabethan Theatre and includes moral tales and tragic laments by Richard Farrant, Robert Parsons and Nathaniel Pattrick, interspersed with instrumental dances and fantasias by their better-known contemporaries such as Thomas Tallis, Christopher Tye and the 'Father of Musick' William Byrd.
     
  • Sunday 3rd October 6.30pm Old Royal Naval College Chapel, Greenwich
    'Now twinkling stars do smile'
    Emma Kirkby with Jakob Lindberg and the Rose Consort of Viols
    Music as enjoyed by 'gentlemen and merchants of good account' in the City of London around 1600.
     
  • 24 - 31 July 2004, Dartington International Summer School
    1604 saw the publication of one of the most significant collections of English instrumental music, John Dowland's  magnificent Lachrimae, or Seaven Teares Figured in Seaven Passionate Pavans, with divers other Pavans, Galiards, and Almands. This will form the basis of our course (advanced lute players are welcome to join the viols) and we will also dip into two other 1604 publications 'apt for viols and voices': Michael East's first set of Madrigals, and the first set of madrigals by Thomas Bateson, for which singers with secure sight-reading are welcome to work alongside the viols. In addition there will be opportunities for beginners to 'try the viol' and a range of other music from around 1600: fantasias, dance music, consort songs and verse anthems. During the week (date tbc) the Rose Consort of Viols will perform Dowland's Lachrimae together with other consort pieces from the period.
     
  • 22 July 2004, part of Cirencester Early Music Festival
    'Showers of Harmonie': a selection of pavans, galliards and almains from Dowland's 1604 book, interspersed with fantasias, In Nomines and lute solos by Dowland's contemporaries (including Byrd, Ferrabosco, Ward, Tomkins) and consort songs and songs from Elizabethan drama by Byrd and Parsons with Clare Wilkinson. Cirencester Early Music Festival - 2004
     
  • 7 July 2004 at 1.00pm part of The York Early Music Festival
    Rose Consort of Viols
    with Catherine King (mezzo-soprano)

    Chansons et Fantasies
    Sixteenth century French music in a York manuscript

    Tudor musicians enjoyed performing a colourful range of national styles ' not just native pieces and Italian madrigals ' and this included French chansons. One manuscript in York Minster Library (M 91 S) is a typical anthology from the second half of the sixteenth century, containing a wealth of chansons by Clemens non Papa, Crequillon, Sandrin and Sermisy, alongside a few Italian madrigals and motets, as well as songs by Tallis and Byrd.

    The Rose Consort takes this York anthology as the basis for its programme, exploring the gamut of emotions from the plaintive lament of an exiled monarch, through ardent love songs to the songs of carefree countryfolk. It will also include instrumental fantasies from the collection published by Eustache du Caurroy in Paris in 1610: these also circulated in England, as some were copied by Francis Tregian into his great scorebook.
    The York Early Music Festival The National Centre for Early Music, St Margaret's Church, Walmgate, York YO1 9TL
     
  • 6 May 2004, 19:30, Convent Chapel, Mayfield, Kent. Part of Mayfield Festival.
    "Teares of Sorrowe and Gladnesse": a celebration of the 400th anniversary of the publication of Dowland's Lachrimae , including fantasias, dances and lute solos by Dowland's contemporaries (including Byrd, Ferrabosco, Ward, Holborne) and concluding with the seven Lachrimae pavans (5 viols with Jacob Heringman, lute)
     
  • 24 January 2004,19:30, United Free Church, Fore Street, TotnesFor Severall Friends works by Jenkins, Locke, Lawes and Purcell. John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Andrew Kerr. Music for viols flourished during their last years in England ' the period of the Civil War and the Restoration ' before being overtaken by the newfangled violin. The fantasias, divisions and airs of John Jenkins, William Lawes, Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell, with their unique blend of intimacy, intricacy, passion and flamboyance, are rich fruits of this musical autumn.
  • 4 December 2003 at 19:30 Priory Church of St Mary, Monmouth. Eliza, Farewell
    John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Susanna Pell, Peter Wendland with Jacob Heringman, lute. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, this programme reflects the monarch's love of dancing in galliards by Holborne, together with intricate fantasias of William Byrd, and ends with Dowland's incomparable cycle of 'teares' - the Lachrimae pavans published in 1604.
     
  • 25 October 2003, 19:30, St Alfege Church, Greenwich,
    with Clare Wilkinson & Jacob Heringman; 'The Queen's Farewell': commemorating the 400th anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth I. Consorts, dance music and songs from Elizabethan drama, including pieces by Thomas Tallis and Alfonso Ferrabosco (both buried in St Alfege Church Greenwich), and their contemporaries Byrd, Parsons, Dowland and Holborne.
     
  • 9th July 2003 10.00pm, York Early Music Festival  Holy Trinity Church, Goodramgate
    John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Peter Wendland, Ibrahim Aziz viols.  Lullabie:A late-night sequence of Tudor viol consorts English musicians at the Tudor court adopted the viol consort that had arrived from Italy in Henry VIII's reign, writing music of great subtlety and character. This programme includes miniature masterpieces by several of the great Tudor masters ' Tallis, Parsons, Tye, and Byrd ' alongside elegant dances by Holborne and Morley.
     
  • 30 January 2003, Royal Northern College of Music. Eliza, Farewell
    John Bryan, Alison Crum, Roy Marks, Susanna Pell, Peter Wendland with Jacob Heringman, lute. To commemorate the 400th anniversary of the death of Queen Elizabeth I in 1603, this programme reflects the monarch's love of dancing in galliards by Holborne, together with intricate fantasias of William Byrd, and ends with Dowland's incomparable cycle of 'teares' - the Lachrimae pavans published in 1604. Royal Northern College of Music
     
  • 7th November 2002 13.10  The Great hall, University of Leeds
    John Bryan, Alison Crum, Andrew Kerr, Roy Marks. Musica soavissima & artificiosa: early Renaissance viol music from Italy and its influence across Europe .

  • 29th July 2002 17.00 Dartington International Summer School, the Great Hall
    Ho, who comes here'  John Bryan, Alison Crum,  Roy Marks, Peter Wendland, Andrew Kerr, with Clare Wilkinson - alto. A celebration of the music of Thomas Morley, who died 400 years ago having profoundly redefined the musical taste of Elizabethan England.

  • Wednesday 5th June 2002, 14.00 and 15.30 The Great Hall, The National Maritime Museum Greenwich. Jubilee Event: Golden Age Restor'd Workshop:- Join the Rose Consort of Viols to explore early Stuart music. Bring a recorder or a stringed instrument to join in!

  • Sunday 2nd June 2002, between 12.00 and  16.00 :- Queens House, Greenwich. Jubilee Event:
    Concerts given by The Rose Consort of Viols and the students of Trinity School of Music present early Stuart Music in celebration of Queen Henrietta Maria's Court.

  • Thursday 23rd May 2002, 9.15pm. Beverley Festival. The Quire, Beverley Minster
    Now is the Month of Maying. Concert by Candlelight Rose Consort of Viols with Rebecca Saunders, soprano. A programme marking the 400th anniversary of the death of Thomas Morley, featuring madrigals, ballets and instrumental pieces by Morley himself, interspersed with readings from his 'A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke' together with pieces by his contemporaries, with a pre-concert talk by John Bryan 'Music Most Artificial and Delightful' in the Beverley Guildhall, 6pm.

  • 10th March 2002, 6.00pm Suffolk Villages Festival, Boxford Church, Suffolk
    Heinrich Schutz - Sacred Histories & Dramatic Dialogues. Psalmody, Rose Consort of Viols,
    directed by Peter Holman.

  • 19th February 2002, 1.05pm City Music Society, Bishopsgate Hall, 230 Bishopsgate, London, EC2 Those dainty daffadillies -a half-term holiday concert for 8 to 80 year-olds celebrating the 400th anniversary of Thomas Morley. Rose Consort of Viols with Hedvig Eriksson. Tickets available at the door
     
  • 2nd February 2002, 19:30 Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham University Hoe. Who comes here? -a celebration of Thomas Morley with Hedvig Eriksson. With pre-concert talk 'Music most artificial and delightful' by John Bryan at 6.15pm.
 

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