Musical Banquet - A Feast for your Ears!

Musical Banquet - A Feast for your Ears!

Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 19:30

The critically acclaimed Oxfordshire early music trio Musical Banquet will be making a welcome return to St Mary the Virgin Church, Kidlington, Oxfordshire at 7:30pm on Saturday 22nd September 2018 and performing a Gala Fundraising Concert in aid of St Mary's Choristers. Step back in time 400 years to hear the group serve up another delectable menu of musical delicacies including vocal and instrumental works by Dowland, Campion and Purcell, along with some of their English and European contemporaries, interspersed with colourful period anecdotes.

The Grade I listed church of St Mary dates from the 13th century and occupies an ancient site in the village between the river Cherwell and the Oxford canal, some 5 miles north of the city. Its octagonal spire, rising 171 feet above ground level, is a familiar landmark in the Cherwell valley, and known as `Our Lady's Needle'. Other notable features include some fine examples of medieval stained glass and, at the east end, beautifully carved oak misericords, thought to be the oldest in an English Parish Church.

Tonight is an unusual and highly entertaining opportunity to experience works performed on period instruments combined with Countertenor voice much as the 17th and 18th century audience might have heard them. With plenty of surprises along the way, the concert will be presented in the group's characteristically innovative, energetic and imaginative style and the gourmet ‘menu’ will include some spicy 'musical nibbles' from 17th century Spain, accompanied by Baroque Guitar, sweet treats from one of England's finest composers, Henry Purcell, and a special tribute to the poet and songwriter Robert Burns. A tempting indulgence for all musical gastronomes!

Ticket prices include a complimentary souvenir programme and interval hospitality, when there will be an opportunity to meet and talk with the musicians, and all proceeds from this event will be donated towards suporting St Mary's Choristers.

Musical Banquet's vibrant and energetic performances have delighted critics and audiences alike:

‘The effect of such entrancing music was quite magical’. ‘Beautifully presented with wit, polish and panache’. ‘A musical marvel!’ ‘The audience were spellbound’ 'Such enthusiastic and passionate performers' ‘An unforgettable evening!’ 'It was a real treat to listen to early English and European music performed to such a high standard’ ‘Thank you for another great show. You remain unique and indefatigable (and very digestible!’)’

Come along and experience for yourself this 'Feast for the Ears'!

If music be the food of love
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Passava amor
Anonymous ()
Dime, robadora
Anonymous ()
Vuestros ojos
Anonymous ()
Danza de las hachas
Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710)
Dame acojida
Esteban Daza (fl. 1576)
Der Rheinische Wein
Adam Krieger (1634-1666)
Springtime mantleth every bough
Thomas Morley (1557/8-1602)
Amyntas with his Phyllis fair
Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
Now winter nights enlarge from Third Booke of Ayres
Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
The fall of the leaf
Martin Peerson (c1572-c1651)
When the chill cherocco blows
Anonymous ()
White as lilies was her face
John Dowland (c1563-1626)
Her rosy cheeks
Thomas Campion (1567-1620)
With fragrant flowers
Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
Watkins ale
Traditional ()
Most men do love the Spanish wine
Anonymous ()
Ye Banks and Braes o' Bonnie Doon
Traditional Scottish ()
Comin' thro the Rye
Traditional Scottish ()
My love is like a red, red rose
Traditional Scottish ()
Afton Water
Traditional Scottish ()
Durisdeer - We'll meet nae mair at sunset
Traditional Scottish ()
Wi' a hundred pipers
Lady Carolina Nairne (1766-1845)
Come Love, let's walk
Anonymous ()
Underneath a cypress shade
Francis Pilkington (c1570-1638)
O sweet woods
John Dowland (c1563-1626)
Man is for the woman made
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
She that would gain a faithful lover
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Pious Celinda
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
The knotting song
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
'Twas within a furlong of Edinborough Town from The Mock Marriage
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)

Location

St Mary the Virgin Church
Church Street
Kidlington OX5 2AZ
United Kingdom
51° 49' 43.6548" N, 1° 16' 50.628" W
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Price: 
£10 (£8 concessions; £5 under 16s), including complimentary souvenir programme and interval hospitality Available from 01865 373346 Monday to Friday: 9am to 5pm, Saturday: 9am to 1pm.
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