St Catherine’s Hoarwithy
The concert is on 23rd March this year, and features two outstanding singers. Claire Lefilliâtre the French soprano is one of the leading exponents of the baroque repertoire in her own country. She has been able to combine a visit to Herefordshire with a performance the following Saturday with her regular ensemble Le Poème Harmonique at the Wigmore Hall in London. You can Google her and see and hear her singing with a voice which is almost completely free of vibrato but rich with ornamentation in the baroque style. Claire will be joined by our own Catherine King mezzo soprano who is a favourite not only of local audiences, but also enjoys a busy international career as a soloist and with her recently-formed group Gothic Voices.
The two sopranos will be joined by Martin Perkins and his Musical and Amicable Society period- instrument ensemble and together they will be performing the Stabat Mater by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725), plus a further duo and a virtuoso solo piece each. Interspersed with these sung works are instrumental pieces of the same period.
Tickets are £15 each, students free, and are obtainable from:
• Rossiter Books in Ross tel 01989 564464 and
• The Outback, Church Street Hereford 01432 275063 and
• The New Harp Inn Hoarwithy 01432 840900.
The path up to the church is quite steep, with three sets of steps, so if anyone is likely to have difficulty, they should telephone 01989 730439 to arrange help, or with any other enquiries.