York Early Music Festival Event 14

Monday 10 July 9.30pm – 10.30pm (Sold Out)
£22.00 (£20.00 consoeesions | £7.00 under 35)
Venue: Undercroft, Merchant Adventurers Hall

Enter the glorious but intimate sound-world of solo voice and theorbo in a programme that lets the battle cry of women resound down the centuries. The sensations and emotions of female abandonment and lament – familiar from stories of women such as Dido and Ariadne – are re-examined in songs by 17th-century composers male and female. Owain Park’s Battle Cry considers the subject from a 21stcentury viewpoint, giving so-called ‘abandoned women’ a platform for their own voices in texts by Georgia Way that bring the voices of Boudicca, Philomela, Marietta and Sappho into focus, as we ask what they might say today.

These characters come alive in Charlston’s flexible mezzo, surely one of the most exciting voices in the new generation of British singers” Gramophone


Please note there is a £1.50 administration fee per transaction

Event Date: 10/07/2023 9:30 pm

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