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The first, on Thursday 22 October (3pm & 7pm), features the leading UK choir’s award-winning programme Naked Byrd.  It’s a collection of the world’s finest choral music – from the crystalline harmonies of Renaissance masters such as Byrd, Purcell and Allegri (his famous Miserere) to more recent classics, including Barber’s Agnus Dei and John Tavener’s Song for Athene – all interwoven with the timeless, magical chants of Hildegard of Bingen.  Armonico Consort’s hugely popular CD was awarded five stars in the national press. 

“Britain’s finest period violinist”, BBC Music magazine

The Consort’s baroque players will return to Malvern Theatres on Saturday 31 October (3pm & 7pm) to play Vivaldi’s ever-popular The Four Seasons with the internationally-renowned baroque violinist, Rachel Podger described by BBC Music magazine as “Britain’s finest period violinist”.

The concert programmes were selected following a survey of Armonico Consort’s audience members.  Christopher Monks, Armonico Consort’s Artistic Director, says: “We asked our audience which programmes, from the past ten years, they would like to hear again post lockdown, and overwhelmingly top of the list came Naked Byrd. The wide range of pieces is united by the tendency of their composers to wear their hearts on their sleeves and their ability to fix a sense of raw emotion on paper.”

The hour-long concerts will take place without an interval, with a reduced capacity and all necessary safety precautions in line with government regulations.

For further details and last remaining tickets, please see www.armonico.org.uk or www.malvern-theatres.co.uk

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