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Event: Concert in Portsmouth Cathedral

Sunday 19th July 2015 at 7:30pm, Portsmouth Cathedral, High Street, Old Portsmouth PO1 2HH

As part of our annual Awayday we will be performing a concert in the Cathedral.  It will be an interesting (we hope!) mix of secular and sacred music, including the wonderfully uplifting Gloria by Vivaldi and the beautifully evocative In Windsor Forest by Vaughan Williams.

We will also be performing three madrigals, all written in England around the end of the 16th Century: Never weather-beaten sail  by Thomas Campion; The Silver Swan by Orlando Gibbons; and Fair Phyllis by John Farmer.  In addition, Bernard Barker will perform the 1st movement from the lovely organ piece Concerto del Signor Meck by Johann Gottfried Walther composed about 100 years later. 

Admission will be Free.  Interval refreshments will be available. 

There will be a retiring collection in support of the Portsmouth-based homlessness charity - The Roberts Centre


  • Gwendolen Martin

    Gwendolen Martin was a choral scholar whilst studying music at Worcester College, Oxford. She gained a scholarship at TCM and now enjoys a career performing with The Monteverdi Choir, The Gabrieli Consort, The Tallis Scholars and The Marian Consort. Recent highlights include Dowland recitals alongside Dame Emma Kirkby at Brighton and Leeds Early Music Festivals, a broadcast at Leipzig's A Capella Festival with The Marian Consort, Handel's Dixit Dominus at St. John's Smith Square, recitals with Southwark Baroque at Handel House and ‘Angel’ in Harvey's Passion and Resurrection for the Voices of London Festival. Plans for 2015 include tours to the US and the Far East and Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice at the ROH. Gwendolen studies with Mary King.
  • Eleanor Minney

    Mezzo Soprano
    In 2010 Eleanor gained a First Class Honours degree in Vocal Studies from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music, London. Upon graduating was also recipient of the Wilfred Greenhouse Allt college prize for Cantata and Oratorio for her performance in JS Bach's St. John Passion. Eleanor made her television solo debut in 2013, performing Bach's Erbarme Dich (St. Matthew Passion) with the English Baroque Soloists, for the BBC documentary Bach: A Passionate Life. Other solo highlights include Schumann’s Paradise und die Peri with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Bach’s B Minor Mass with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion at the Royal Festival Hall and Mozart’s Requiem (St. Martin-in-the-Fields). Eleanor is also a permanent member of the BBC Singers as well as performing regularly with The Monteverdi Choir, I Fagiolini and Tenebrae.

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