Viol Consort open exhibition at Fairfax House

Posted on 19 April 2018

On 14 April, the Viol Consort played at the opening of the exhibition, The Genius of Grinding Gibbons.

The centrepiece of the exhibition is the exquisite King David panel, made by Gibbons when he lived in the city in the late 1680s.

Recently acquired by Fairfax House, the panel depicts King David playing his harp surrounded by musicians, including a viol player, and dancing cherubs. Also shown are two pieces of music manuscript that have been identified as Orlando di Lasso’s settings of Psalms 148 and 150.

The Viol Consort played an arrangement of this music, made by the group’s director Susanna Pell, in a short performance in the magnificent Georgian house.

Find out more information about The Genius of Grinling Gibbons.