Monday 7 July 2014

Concert by the Camerata of Curiosities


We were treated on Saturday evening to a concert by the Camerata of Curiosities:

Jennifer Attia ~ Mezzo Soprano

Stephen Sweet ~ Violoncello

Andrew Knowles ~ Harpsichord

and with the renowned soprano Emily Van Evera as a guest star.

All the pieces were baroque - from the time of the beginnings of the Oratory, and included music by John Blow, Domenico Scarlatti, Claudio Monteverdi, J S Bach, Alessandro Grandi, Isaac Posch and George Frederic Handel.

A remarkable piece for the birth of Our Lady by Barbara Strozzi was movingly sung by Emily Van Evera, and the evening finished with the Office Hymn for St Philip "Pangamus Nerio", reconstructed from a manuscript from Santa Maria della Fava in Venice.

Our thanks go to the performers for such an enjoyable evening, which was in aid of the Oratory Campaign.