Angels in the Architecture – with duo Alva SOLD OUT
- Price: £10
- Date: Sat, May 29, 2021
- Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
- Venue: St Mary's Church
- Location: Beverley
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It is astonishing, but there will be a real concert live under this roof and I will be playing in it!
The in person tickets are sold out, but you can watch online from Sunday 6th June.
This concert with Alva (Vivien Ellis and Giles Lewin) will be full of beautiful, witty and sublime music from England to match the incredible collection of medieval and Tudor roof bosses and sculptures found in St Mary’s Church in Beverley, one of the largest and most splendid parish churches in the country.
With ballads we will highlight the stories that the images told to the people who looked up at the bosses or commissioned the sculptures. There will be newly composed music as well as sacred plainchant intended for Saint John of Beverley, whose standard led the way to the battle of Agincourt. We’ll also perform gorgeous polyphony from the local abbey of Meaux (now just a collection of grassy mounds). I love this manuscript and several pieces already feature in my solo harp show ‘Sacred Fragments’ so it will be amazing to sing some of it in three parts with Vivien and Giles!
You can hear some of the music on Vivien’s soundcloud: