Three glorious sopranos along with Canberra District's only viol consort will be providing Braidwood with a delightful afternoon of music on Saturday. The concert will feature the Italian Monteverdi, whose music marked the transition from Renaissance styles to Baroque, and English composers influenced by the Italian taste – Purcell, Handel, Dowland, Jenkins and Coprari.
Richard Milner, who has organised the concert and will be playing treble recorder and treble viola da gamba, explains that “the idea behind the program is to apply the music of Monteverdi and show how he developed music to a greater emotional intensity and influenced the English composers.”
The concert will include celebrated laments by Monteverdi, “Lament d'Arianna” and Purcell “Dido's lament” alongside as madrigals from Monteverdi's third book.
Milner encouraged people to seize the opportunity, saying the concert is “a rare opportunity to hear this wonderful music in the style it was originally meant to be performed with viols, organs and harpsichord.”
Over the ten years they have been performing, Bush Baroque has raised over $25,000 for Hartley Lifecare. All proceeds from Saturday’s concert will go to this organisation, which provides accommodation, support and respite care for children, adults and their families in the ACT and region with physical and complex disabilities.
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