Music by Candlelight
Thursday June 28th, 8pm, St Marys Church Moseley, Free entry
As part of the ever-enjoyable Moseley Festival which started this weekend with the street fair and finishes next weekend with the Music in the Park, I’m organising and taking part in a free candlelit concert in the beautiful setting of St Mary’s Church Moseley this Thursday.
I’ll be playing a twenty minute set of my piano music, probably at the start, followed by a selection of madrigals from the all-girl medieval vocal group Stella Maris, who were a definite highlight of last year’s event.
I left the first part of the second half of the concert open for a bit hoping to pull together some other vocal stuff and its looking good. A short set is planned from a select chorus directed by longstanding Organist and Choirmaster of St Mary’s Mick Perrier, featuring unaccompanied motets from some of the masters of the Rennaissance – Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons. If you’re not familiar with this period in musical history, I can’t recommend it highly enough.
Another short set featuring myself and two old friends singing some three part harmonies to a couple of more up to date and secular songs will follow before we turn over to the Moseley Village Band to close the evening in traditional folky style.
The concert is free and is planned to feature a glass of vino (unconsecrated) or juice for all, with donations most welcome.
As you can from the picture above, the Church when candlelit is a beautiful spectacle, so all in all it should be a pleasant evening.
Hope to see you.