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 [...]

Josquin 500 Festival

We have been very busy over the last couple of months working on a project to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Josquin des Prez. At the end of March we were thrilled to hear that we had been successful in being awarded a grant by the new Continuo Foundation to help put [...]

Canti B recording

We've started rehearsing again. Hurrah! And it's so good to have some news to share. Asako, Ali and David at Sophie's Barn, Oxfordshire We have been given the opportunity of recording a second disc. In November we will be travelling to Alpheton in Suffolk, to a new recording venue (opened just before lockdown), Alpheton New [...]