Friday, 18 June at 10 pm

These are archived details from 2022 – current details are also available.

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Henry Purcell (1659-1695) – An Evening Hymn
José Marín (c.1619-1699) – Ojos, pues me desdeñáis
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) – Tempro la cetra
Tomás Méndez (1927-1995) – Cucurrucú paloma
Purcell – Oh, fair Cedaria
Juan Hidalgo (1614-1685) – Esperar, sentir, morir
Victor Jara (1932-1973) – Te recuerdo Amanda
Silvio Rodríguez (1946-) – Óleo de mujer con sombrero
Monteverdi – Si dolce e’l tormento
Purcell – In the black dismal dungeon of despair
Silvio Rodríguez – La gaviota

Nicholas Mulroy tenor
Elizabeth Kenny & Toby Carr theorbo & guitar

A rare combination of music from two golden ages. Throughout 17th-century Europe, composers explored the extremes of human life: love, sorrow, ecstasy and faith thrillingly painted in sweet harmony and stinging dissonance. In the Latin America of the 20th century, songwriters gave voice to a continent emerging from years of suppression into the blinding light. These songs are the musical cousins of the irresistibly vivid novels of Gabriel García Márquez, with a comparable combination of lyrical magic, cultural resonance, and exquisitely poetic imagery.


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