Brilliant baroque and modern masterpieces in Bramber

Echoing Air

Echoing Air

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A wonderful evening of English music from the 17th and 20th centuries is the promise at St Mary’s House, Bramber, on Saturday, August 8.

Entitled English Baroque and Beyond, it comes from dynamic American early music ensemble Echoing Air.

St Mary’s administrator Alan Durden said: “They perform music by England’s most illustrious 17th-century composer Henry Purcell and his contemporaries, plus some modern masterpieces by composers such as Britten and Tippett.

“Countertenors Nathan Medley and Steven Rickards are leading exponents of music from the English Baroque. They have performed all over the world, including at the BBC Prom Concerts. Nathan played Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Ottone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea, and sang in masterclasses with Dame Emma Kirkby.

“Steven has appeared with the BBC Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester, San Francisco Symphony, as well as many prestigious groups such as the Bach Ensemble, the New London Consort, and at Carnegie Hall.

“They are accompanied on the harpsichord by Thomas Gerber, who is harpsichordist of the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra and has recorded for the Dorian, Concordia, and Catalpa labels.”

The concert takes place at 7.30pm on Saturday, August 8. Tickets, which include wine and canapés, are £25 on 01903 816205, online via the website www.stmarysbramber.co.uk or email info@stmarysbramber.co.uk.

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