Summertime at Springhead

Monteverdi Choir
Members of the English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique

John Eliot Gardiner - conductor

Soloists:
Lucy Crowe - soprano
Julia Doyle - soprano

This open-air concert took inspiration from previous performances at Springhead during the 70s and 80s, and showcased music which made a significant impression on John Eliot Gardiner during his adolescence, and led ultimately to the founding of the Monteverdi ensembles.

Members of the Monteverdi Choir, English Baroque Soloists and Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique, alongside soloists Lucy Crowe and Julia Doyle, braved strong winds and sporadic downpours to perform music by Handel, Monteverdi, Brahms, Debussy and Purcell beside Springhead’s idyllic lake.

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PROGRAMME

Handel
Excerpts from Acis and Galatea HWV 49a:
Chorus ‘Oh the pleasures of the plains’
Aria ‘Must I my Acis still bemoan’
Aria ‘Heart, the seat of soft delight’
Chorus ‘Galatea, dry thy tears’

Monteverdi
Zefiro torna e di soavi accenti
Lamento della Ninfa

Brahms
Vier Gesänge op. 17:
1. Es tönt ein voller Harfenklang
2. Lied von Shakespeare
3. Der Gärtner
4. Gesang aus Fingal

Debussy
Danse sacrée et danse profane

Purcell
Excerpts from acts I and III of Dido and Aeneas Z 626


Monteverdi Choir

Soprano
Sam Cobb

Mezzo-soprano
Martha McLorinan
Kate Symonds-Joy

Tenor
Peter Davoren
Gareth Treseder

Bass
Alex Ashworth

Members of the EBS and ORR

Violin I
Kati Debretzeni

Violin II
Matthew Truscott

Viola
Oliver Wilson

Cello
Catherine Rimer

Double bass
Valerie Botwright

Horn
Anneke Scott
Joseph Walters

Viola da gamba
Kinga Gáborjáni

Theorbo
Elizabeth Kenny

Harpsichord
Howard Moody

Harp
Gwyneth Wentink