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OPUS ANGLICANUM five men singing unaccompanied and a narrator

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CONCERTS & EVENTS

Mon 27 - Thurs 31 April Benslow Music Trust
CHANT WORKSHOP (residential)


Sun 10 May 3pm Oxford
LIGHT


Sun 28 June 7:30pm Thaxted Festival
THE HOUSE


Sun 26 July 3pm Celebrating English Song
AN ENGLISH MUSIC


Sat 1- Sun 2 Aug, Stavelot Festival
ROYAL MUSIC

Fri 9 Oct 7pm Dorchester
LIGHT


Sat 10 Oct 7:30 Haslemere
WEALDEN WAYS

 

We give performances of our own intriguing and audience-friendly story-telling sequences. These are carefully crafted, using narrated texts and unaccompanied sung music of all kinds.

As well as commissioning our friends among contemporary composers we use the full historical European repertoire of part songs, polyphony, street song, music hall, traditional song and arrangements, from the present right through to the seventh century chant of the Roman church. The reach of the spoken texts is equally wide. Our sequences have covered subjects as diverse as Shakespeare’s Sonnets, the Cornish fishing industry, Angels, Gardens, the collecting of English folk music, the Tudor poet John Skelton, the escape of Charles II,  the sinking of the destroyer HMS Duchess in 1939, and Einstein’s theory of relativity.

Gregorian chant workshop days, led by John Rowlands-Pritchard, are a part of our overall programme.