The Art of A Cappella – 7.30pm 14 May, Holywell Music Room, Oxford

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the founding of the choir, Musica Beata is running a new brand of concert on Wednesday May 14 in the Holywell Music Room in Oxford. While the second half of the event will be a traditional performance, the first half will give the audience direct access to both the performers and the music on a much deeper level than is normal in such scenarios. The singers will be ’embedded’ within the audience for the first part of the evening, giving unprecedented opportunities to delve beneath the surface of the music and music-making associated with singing a cappella, whether with or without a conductor. The programme will include madrigals by Byrd, Le Jeune and Wilbye, sets of pieces by Debussy and Moeran and contemporary work by Nicholas Brown and the Danish composer Per Nørgård.

Musica Beata will be joined by its Principal Guest Conductor, Peter Hanke, alongside the Director, Paul Hedley.

Tickets are available from Tickets Oxford or on the door.

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