Musicke in the Ayre bring their 2018 season of early music in the Chapel to a close with a musical portrait of a most remarkable West Country gentleman Sir Walter Raleigh, 400 years after his execution.
Din Ghani will accompany sopranos Philippa Neaverson and Jane Hunt in a programme of lute songs and duets, some based on Raleigh’s poems, others associated with key figures in his life such as Queen Elizabeth, the Earl of Essex, King James and Prince Henry. The programme also includes musical references to Raleigh’s life-long fascination with the New World which had many implications such as the introduction of tobacco, and which led ultimately to his own demise. As well as works by the famed John Dowland and his prolific colleague Robert Jones, they will also perform pieces by others such as Orlando Gibbons, Tobias Hume, Alfonso Ferrabosco the Younger, and Francis Pilkington.
Musicke in the Ayre perform 16th and 17th century vocal music accompanied by lute and related instruments such as archlute, baroque guitar, vihuela and viola da gamba.
Tickets £10 in advance, £12 on the door