Brighton Early Music Festival 2015
From 23 October to 8 November 2015
The Brighton Early Music Festival kicks off at the end of this month and we are all very excited! The festival is one of the country’s largest celebrations of women – as composers, performers, inspirational characters, muses and symbols – including the largest UK celebration of women composers of the past.
This year’s Brighton Early Music Festival includes a new production of the earliest opera by a woman composer – Francesca Caccini’s La Liberazione di Ruggiero dall’Isola d’Alcina (1625), directed by Susannah Waters, with soloists including Anna Devin, Denis Lakey and Nick Pritchard. Other female composers featured include Elisabeth Jaquet de la Guerre (London Handel Players with soprano Ruby Hughes), Barbara Strozzi, and Chiara Margarita Cozzolani (BREMF Consort of Voices with Clare Wilkinson). In addition, the Orlando Consort will be presenting their new project Voices Appeared.
There will be early music favourites as well, such as the Festival’s patron Emma Kirkby (Heroines of the Golden Age, with lutenist Jakob Lindberg), Joglaresa (Daughters of Abraham, featuring women’s songs from ancient Arabic, Jewish and Christian traditions) and The Carnival Band. And there’s more! Amateur singers can sign up for a workshop on the music of Cipriano de Rore, or a dynamic workshop led by Belinda Sykes of Joglaresa.
For more information on the Brighton Early Music Festival 2015 and to purchase your tickets, click here.
Have fun at the Brighton Early Music Festival 2015!