Fieri Consort
Event 6
Wednesday 18th October, 8:00pm 
Little Missenden Church

Gaude Virgo! Praise of the Virgin from an exciting young vocal group
Josquin des Prez
Alma Redemptoris Mater
Gaude Virgo
Ave Maria
Jacob Clemens non Papa
O Maria Vernans Rosa
Ego Flos Campi
Francisco Guerrero
Ave Virgo Sanctissima
Juan Navarro
Regina Caeli Laetare
Alonso Lobo
Ave Regina Caelorum
Versa est in luctum
Ego Flos Campi
Diogo Dias Melgás

Francis Poulenc
Salve Regina

Salve Regina
Cecilia McDowall
Three Latin Motets
James MacMillan
Ave Maris Stella

Lucy Cox soprano  Hannah Ely soprano  Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano  Josh Cooter tenor  Tom Kelly tenor  David Maguire bass  Ben McKee bass

 

NB: This event has now taken place

 

 

Fieri graduated from the Genesis Sixteen young artist programme run by the acclaimed Harry Christophers (founder/conductor of the legendary Sixteen).

This programme of choral music concentrates on settings of Marian devotional texts by Renaissance masters, together with some contrasting and more recent voices.

When he came to the Spanish throne in 1516, Charles V brought his favourite music with him from the Burgundian court. Josquin (the bridge between the medieval and the renaissance) and Clemens both came to be influential figures in the later music produced for the king and his son, Philip II, by their own Spanish composers.       

Spain in the 16th and 17th Centuries was a true Golden Age (Siglo d’Oro) of choral polyphony. Various ‘schools’ grew up around the great cathedrals - Lobo, Navarro and Guerrero were all active in Seville - and great music was produced when composers wrote to find favour with their royal and ecclesiastical patrons.

The astonishing power of these early sacred polyphonic works still resonates today. Although musical styles have changed considerably over the centuries, Latin devotional texts do not alter.  Poulenc, Macmillan and McDowall will show us their own more modern slant on the tried and tested.

Concert sponsored by Alan Hedges

Founded in 2011, the Fieri Consort has quickly become one of the country’s most exciting young vocal groups, offering a unique blend of technical precision and theatrical innovation. Steeped in the finest of choral traditions, they perform without a conductor and have already garnered considerable critical acclaim.

‘Their voices blend beautifully and their sound is exquisite, but they go beyond that... they also understand the subtle nuances of text-based phrasing that so well suits the renaissance repertoire they sing’ Brighton Early Music Festival

‘…separate intelligences are perfectly united into a corporate performance…it is sometimes hard not to believe that this is achieved by a kind of telepathy’ The Fine Times Recorder

 

 

Stop Press: Fieri awarded Cambridge Early Music prize at York Festival

"I awarded the Cambridge Early Music prize at the York Early Music Festival International Young Artists Competition to the Fieri Consort because they are great communicators with the audience, sing with immaculate poise and tuning, and have a great breadth of interesting repertoire" John Bickley Trustee, Cambridge Early Music

To read what Paul James, Director General of the European Union Baroque Orchestra (EUBO), had to say about their performance, click here

http://www.cambridgeearlymusic.org/

Fieri sing Diogo Dias Melgás - Salve Regina

www.fiericonsort.co.uk  
Tickets : £20, £15, £8