Sunday 13 June, 7pm at Royal Spa

The Destined Knot

EVENT OVER. Exquisite music inspired by Guarini’s tragicomedy play 'The faithful shepherd'

Date & Time: Sunday 13 June, 7pm

Ticket price: £15, £7.50 concessions (see Ts & Cs), Free for under-12s & carers

Venue: Royal Spa

Fieri Consort

Hannah Ely soprano
Sarah Anne Champion mezzo-soprano
Chris Fitzgerald-Lombard and Tom Kelly tenors
Ben Rowarth bass

with members of Lux Musicae London:

Daniel Swani and Sophie Creaner recorders
Aileen Henry harp
Kristiina Watt lute, theorbo
Harry Buckoke viola da gamba

Giovanni Battista Guarini’s tragicomedy play Il pastor fido (The faithful shepherd), set in the mythical and idealised pastoral world of  Arcadia, inspired a whole generation of madrigal composers. Character names, especially those of the two lovers Amarilli and Myrtillo, even appeared widely in English madrigals.

Enjoy an evening of exquisite music from two award-winning ensembles in the idyllic setting of the Royal Spa.


Marco Uccellini
Maritati infierne la gallina e’l cucco

Luca Marenzio
Quell’augellin che canta

Marenzio Cruda Amarilli
Deh poi ch’era ne’ fati
Deh Tirsi mio gentil
O dolcezz' amarissime d’amore

Giovanni Giacomo Gastoldi
ed. Martin Morell
Cieco, Amor - Blind man's buff

Marenzio Ah dolente partita
O Mirtillo Mirtillo
Udite lagrimosi spirti
Come è dolce il gioire o vago Tirsi
Arda pur sempr’o mora

Short interval

Silvestro Ganassi

Marenzio Care mie Selve a Dio
Tirsi mio caro Tirsi

Marenzio Anima cruda si

Uccellini La Bergamasca

Marenzio Ombrose e care selve

ed. Martin Morell
Vaghe Ninfe Amorosette

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