Walthamstow Hall School, Sevenoaks, Kent Thursday 21 January 6.30pm
Santa Maria del Miracoli, Venice, Sunday 14 February 4.00pm
Basilica SS Giovanni e San Paolo, Venice, Monday 15 February 4.00pm
In January we gave a whistle-stop tour of music from the British Isles dating from the 12th to the 16th centuries as the culmination of an afternoon of workshops we undertook with the pupils of Walthamstow Hall School in Sevenoaks. During the session we studied some consort pieces from the late 1500s, including some of the charming five-part dances by Anthony Holborne.
In February David and Ruth accompanied the Walthamstow Hall girls to Venice where they gave concerts in the churches of Santa Maria del Miracoli and San Giovanni and San Paolo. The sound of the wind consort repertoire reverberating around the darkened interior of San Giovanni and San Paolo was spine tingling indeed.