2020 / 2021

Sadly, we had to cancel all recitals for 2020 but we have been trying to duplicate the programming we had arranged, assuming we could get back to something like normal conditions. However, the pandemic problem powers on and therefore we have cancelled everything booked for the Spring and Summer thereby leaving one recital only for this year, scheduled for the 9th October. As everything is looking fairly positive we feel confident to push forward with From London to Venice with baroque soprano, theorbo, lute and harpsichord. Please be reassured if you book a seat and it all goes “to pot” again, you will be reimbursed immediately!

9th October 2021  From London to Venice via Paris 

Matthew Wadsworth (theorbo & Lute), Julia Doyle (soprano)  and Nathaniel Mander (harpsichord)

17th century London and Venice were veritable melting pots for artistic talent, scandal and creative thinkers alike. What better to evoke the passions and torments of life in London than the wonderfully fused song, art and poetry of John Dowland and Henry Purcell and, in Venice, by the exquisite masterpieces of three of the most daring composers of the time; Francesca Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi and Barbara Strozzi. A wonderful blend of poetry and music, which is as moving to the soul today as it was 400 years ago. With a sizzling early C18th Royer intervention by Nathaniel Mander on the harpsichord which will have you sitting on the edge of your seats.

Julia Doyle

Julia Doyle   (photograph by Louise O’Dwyer)