Open Rehearsals give a sneak-peak. This is not a full concert. You'll experience just what it takes to create a professional music performance in the company of a leading period instrument group The Amyas Ensemble and early music singers Duo Maddalena.
Together they will perform a feast of early music from the Mediaeval to the late Renaissance. Including pieces for lute, woodwinds, vielle-á-roue (hurdy-gurdy) and voices. Their performance showcases works by Landini, Ciconia, Dowland, and Strozzi, as well as songs from the Cantigas de Santa Maria collection.
So if this exhilarating programme is not motivation enough to come and join us, the evening offers the audience a special opportunity try out a few of these early instruments for themselves.
The rehearsal will take place in St Michael's Church, Michaelchurch Escley starting at 2pm until approximately 4pm.
The less formal nature of an open rehearsal makes it an ideal opportunity to bring all the family. It offers a chance to introduce younger family members to live music. Also the freedom to up and leave when you've heard enough.
Attending Open Rehearsals
With this in mind we’re delighted to be able to give audience members the opportunity to attend this rehearsal. Please remember that as a working rehearsal, it's important that the performers are not distracted. We ask that all audience members ensure that they don’t make any noise, including applause, during the rehearsal.
You may not hear every piece planned for the evening concert. It may also not be possible to hear everything the musicians say.
Rehearsals are scheduled to last for 2 hours, including a mid-session break. Rehearsals may finish early at the discretion of the musicians without notice.
Video/audio recording and photography are strictly forbidden.