Epitaph for a Green Lover Concerts May 2022

We had a busy few weeks in May performing our Epitaph for a Green Lover programme with Héloïse Bernard, in Wales, Scotland and England. The tour would not have been possible without the generous support of the Continuo Foundation and many of our friends on the way. Sophie's Barn Chacombe Our Green Lover tour started [...]

Epitaph for a Green Lover: Music from the songbooks of Marguerite of Austria

Here are David Hatcher's programme notes for our concerts with Héloïse Bernard Epitaph for a Green Lover. Please join us in this beautiful programme of 16th century music. Soubz ce tumbel - Pierre de la Rue (cl.1452-1518) In an age when the daughters of the potentates of Europe were little more than bargaining tools in [...]

Hawkwood residency January 2022

Hawkwood - Centre for Future Thinking We have just had the privilege of spending the last five days at Hawkwood as artists in residence. Hawkwood is a beautiful estate set above Stroud in the Cotswolds, and is the most inspiring environment for creativity. Our residency was supported by Hawkwood and The Francis W Reckitt Arts [...]

Recording songs from the Fugger Manuscript

From 26th to 29th October we recorded the second disk of music from Ms. 18 810. We had the pleasure to be joined by James Gilchrist singing the texted pieces and En-Ming Lin on tenor viol. After the weekend's success of the Crowdfunder appeal it was wonderful to be actually playing the music. We recorded [...]