Sounds: 40 years of music with The Hilliard Ensemble

The Hilliard Ensemble

The Hilliard Ensemble

We’re having party and you’re invited!

On Wednesday 11 December, The Hilliard Ensemble are kicking off their 40th Anniversary celebrations with a concert at our Winter Festival.

The current vocal quartet – countertenor David James, tenor Rogers Covey-Crump, baritone Gordon Jones and tenor Steven Harrold – will be joined by former members to celebrate four decades of performing music with a spectacular programme of Renaissance polyphony.

Known for their early music repertoire, The Hilliard Ensemble will be performing works by Josquin des Prés, Byrd and Britten, as well the première of a specially commissioned 8-voice work Poor Yorick by Roger Marsh.

Listen to The Hilliard Ensemble perform their signature repertoire of Josquin with the playlist below.

If you want to hear more (and want to see evidence of The Hilliard Ensemble’s versatility!), see the video below to see what happened when they collaborated with jazz saxophonist Jan Garbarek. Recorded in an Austrian monastery, their album Officium Novum with Garbarek shows off the richness of their harmonies and their ability to continually breathe new life into works which are hundreds of years old.

Having announced they will be retiring in December 2014, this may be one of your last chances to see the ensemble perform live in the UK!

The Hilliard Ensemble
Wednesday 11 December
Shoreditch Church (St Leonard’s)
7.00pm-8.45pm
Buy tickets now.

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