Musica Beata at the Petworth Festival – 1 August 2015, 12 Noon

Saturday 1 August 2015
12 noon – 1.15pm (No interval)
St Mary’s Church Petworth GU28 0AD

A truly fascinating companion concert to the Come and Sing day of the Festival’s opening weekend.

In a concert which takes the madrigal as its musical starting point, the audience is invited to take a close up glimpse of the preparation and work of the singer.

The eight top professional members of Musica Beata will initially sit in the middle of the audience, in so doing breaking down the traditional “glass partition” that exists between the two. The audience will be able to look over the singers’ shoulders, share the intimacy of the connections the performers have with each other and with the conductor, and have an opportunity to experience the music-making from the inside.

And then the concert…

Anon Summer is icumen in
John Bennet All Creatures Now
John Dowland Weep
Edmund Rubbra Five Madrigals Op. 51
Steve Martland Summer Rounds
John Rutter Draw on sweet night (from Birthday Madrigals)
Thomas Weelkes Thule
Ralph Vaughan-Williams Echo’s lament for Narcissus
John Mundy Lightly she whipped o’er the dales.


Adult £13
18 and Under £5
Unreserved Seating.