Saturday 23 October, 4pm at St Martin's Church

BREMF Live! Showcase

EVENT OVER. BREMF’s ever-popular showcase of emerging talent features programmes from three exciting young early music ensembles who are part of the Festival’s young artist scheme.

Date & Time: Saturday 23 October, 4pm

Ticket price: £20

Venue: St Martin's Church

BREMF Live! ensembles 2021/22

Arculo Consort of Viols
Lilium Convallium
The Swan Consort


BREMF Live! Showcase 23 October

Arculo Consort of Viols

The Tears of the Muses

Tim Burton treble and bass viols
Matthew Farrell treble viol, countertenor
Rowan Bidmead tenor and bass viols
Cai Waverley-Hudson tenor and bass viols
Tim Edwards bass viol

In Greek mythology, the nine Muses gave inspiration, knowledge, artistry, and music to the ancient world. In this programme, Arculo explores the use of Muses in 16th and 17th-century writing, whilst also performing favourites by Byrd, Dowland, Holborne and Hume.

The Swan Consort

‘Et in Arcadia’: The Story of the [Un]Faithful Shepherd

Anita Datta soprano, artistic director 
Ailsa Campbell soprano
Lewis Cullen countertenor 
Robin Datta tenor
Samuel Gilliatt bass

Yair Avidor theorbo

The Swan Consort explores the wealth of madrigals and part-songs inspired by Guarini’s epic poem Il pastor fido. Presenting their own collage of this mythical yarn, their programme draws from well-known interpreters including Monteverdi, Weelkes and Handel, setting them alongside music from the forgotten but formidable madrigal writers of the Italian Renaissance and Baroque.

Lilium Convallium

Raise the Flame of Love

Peter Martin tenor
Abel Balazs and Eloise MacDonald violin
Nick Drey cello
Vicente Chavarría harpsichord, director

This programme revisits the pastoral theme of love and constancy through Rameau’s cantata Le berger fidèle – The faithful shepherd – based on the hugely popular Italian pastoral drama Il Pastor fido. What will happen in the complex and tested relationship between Myrtil and Amaryllis? Will their true love and fidelity prevail? The flame of sacred love is also explored in music by Rafael Castellanos from Guatemala Cathedral.


Supported by Angel Early Music and The Fenton Arts Trust

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