‘The Songbird’ – Exquisite songs of love, passion and devotion from the courts of 17th century Italy and Purcell’s London.
A delightful programme incorporating an astonishing variety of songs and harp solos by Purcell, Blow, Eccles, Banister, Monteverdi, Luzzaschi, Caccini (daughter and father) and Frescobaldi.
This stunning duo are internationally renowned, with many years’ experience of performing and recording in all genres, but particularly in the field of Early Music. Catherine and Frances have enjoyed performing together over many years in projects with, for instance, the New London Consort, The Taverner Consort, and in Italian repertoire with Musica Secreta. Their recital programmes include performances in the Radovljica Festival in Slovenia and locally in Crickhowell. With new pieces written for them by Tansy Davies, Larisa Vrhunc, Igor Majcen and John Woolrich.