This Year’s Midnight

Monday 15 December, 7.00pm (2014)

A meditation of songs, poetry and instrumental music for the winter solstice.

PRICE: A: £25, B: £18, C: £10 (restricted view), D: £5 (unsighted)

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Clare Wilkinson mezzo-soprano
Simon Callow actor

Donne ‘A Nocturnal Upon St Lucy’s Day’ *
Duncan Druce Bereavement
Hughes The Warm & the Cold *
John Woolrich Fantasy for four viols
Shakespeare Sonnet 56 *
Dowland In darkness let me dwell
Thomas Out in the Dark *
Duncan Druce Midnight
Shakespeare Sonnet 73 *
Lawes Pavan in C minor for 5 viols
TS Eliot The Journey of the Magi *
Byrd Out of the orient crystal skies
Stephen Wilkinson At the Manger
Li Po In the Quiet Night *
Tan Dun A Sinking Love
Plath The Moon & the Yew Tree *
Andrew Keeling Afterwords
Keats To Sleep *
Warlock Sleep
Hardy The Darkling Thrush *
Purcell Evening Hymn
Larkin First Sight *

Viol consort Fretwork presents a meditation of songs, poetry and instrumental music for the winter solstice, the longest night of the year.

With mezzo-soprano Clare Wilkinson and renowned actor Simon Callow, they journey through exquisite works, featuring words and music both early and contemporary, to conjure winter’s nighttimes.

(* Poetry works)

“Fretwork are without doubt one of the most expressive and ambitious of this country’s viol consorts.”

Supported by Spitalfields Music Members, Patrons & Champions

Running time: 1hr 30min, including a 20min interval

Leila’s Shop bar will be providing refreshments before the performance and during the interval. You can pre-order drinks and light bites with your tickets. View the menu.

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