For the Francophones among you, here is a five tuning fork review of our new Obrecht recording in Diapason magazine.
Our new Obrecht CD is released today: https://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68216
Our new Obrecht disc is now available for pre-order on iTunes!
BRABANT GOES CONTEMPORARY
In November last year we took part in the world première of Toby Young's new work for vocal ensembles and recorded speech, Under the Surface. Here is Toby's blog about the piece, which was funded by the Life of Breath project.:
The Life of Breath research project is supported by the Wellcome Trust and is a collaboration between the universities of Bristol and Durham.
We're making another recording from today: Jacob Obrecht, Missa Grecorum, plus motets. Most of the repertoire will be new to disc. The CD (and download) should be available on Hyperion Records towards the end of this year.
The very nice review of our Pierre de la Rue disc from this morning's Record Review is available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04bdjh6, from 1 hour 3 minutes until the end. Thank you to Kate Bolton-Porciatti and Andrew McGregor - we especially liked the simile about the Flemish tapestry!
In case you'd like to hear more (and possibly even purchase the disc), it's available from the Hyperion Records website: http://www.hyperion-records.co.uk/dc.asp?dc=D_CDA68150, with sound clips of all tracks.
Our new CD is out! And don't forget our Wigmore Hall concert on Monday 12 Sep!
Pierre de la Rue is another of those composers who contributed so prolifically to the richness of musical life in the ...Low Countries during the late fifteenth century. If today he is less well known than some of his contemporaries, the distinguished advocacy of Stephen Rice and The Brabant Ensemble should do much to redress the balance.
Here's an excerpt with images from our concert in Munich this March, courtesy of Bayerische Rundfunk.
We're delighted that our most recent CD has been shortlisted for a Gramophone award in the Early Music category. We'll be performing most of this programme in our Wigmore Hall concert on 12 September. Tickets at https://wigmore-hall.org.uk/…/of-mantua-de-lassus-and-de-ro…, and there's a special offer of £5 tickets for under-35s.
Our next CD, of Pierre de la Rue, will be released on 2 September, but is available for pre-order on iTunes from now. https://itunes.apple.com/…/la-rue-missa-nuncq…/id1113952147….
We're delighted to announce that we will be performing at the Wigmore Hall, London on Monday 12 September 2016. Tickets are on sale now to Friends of the Wigmore Hall, and will become generally available on Tuesday 31 May.
We're performing in Munich this Friday (18th): 8pm in the Allerheiligenkirche in the Residenz. Lots of Rore, also Lassus, Fevin, Senfl, and Josquin as you probably haven't heard him before. Thank you to the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek for inviting us to their wonderful conference: https://www.chorbuch2016.de/en/welcome/.
The concert is being taken by Bayerischer Rundfunk for later broadcast - we'll announce the date when we know.