One of my favourite Musicke in the Ayre programmes has been Chantement cordiale. Din and I first performed this in March this year, in St Bride’s church in Fleet St. The live acoustic and attentive audience combined to create a spell-binding hour.
We then expanded it to a duet programme , performed in the Coach House Studio in Wirksworth in July 2019, with a singer songwriter I had admired for some time. Carol Fieldhouse was the person who introduced me to Dartington, and so to MITA, for which I will always be grateful. Our voices blended well and we hope to work together more in the future.
On Friday 11 October at 6.30pm Din and I will take this delightful programme to the Museum of Bath Architecture. We will be contrasting airs de cour by Chardavoine, Guedron, Besard and Moulinie with lute ayres by Dowland, and Campion. There will be a complimentary drink from 6.00pm, so it should be a good start to the weekend!