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Department hosts three Renaissance projects

Posted on 12 February 2014

In November 2013, the department hosted a conference to mark the anniversary of the death of Carlo Gesualdo, featuring academic papers, concerts by I Fagiolini and The 24, and workshops.

Continuing the Renaissance theme, we have recently been delighted to welcome William Hunt from viol consort Fretwork.  He has worked with undergraduate singing and viol students on Robert Hollingworth's Vocal consort music in England 1600-30 module and MA students on the Solo-voice ensemble singing pathway.  He also gave a fascinating research seminar on a more vigorous and strongly rhetorical approach to the music of Gibbons and Byrd. This is in addition to the regular viol-coaching from Susanna Pell, also of Fretwork.

On 24 and 25 February 2014, I Fagiolini continues its residency in the department working with undergraduate and MA students as well as holding open rehearsals of Banchieri's comedy, The Boat from Venice to Padua.