Events

Concert: ‘The Consolation of Song’

Saturday, 2nd July 2016

After their sell-out performance in April, Benjamin Bagby and Sequentia will return to Cambridge to present songs from Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy on 2 July 2016 at 7.30pm, Pembroke College. The melodies are reconstructed from a rediscovered leaf of the 11th-century ‘Cambridge Songs Manuscript’ and are the product of a collaborative project with Dr Sam Barrett of the Faculty of Music at the University of Cambridge.

There will be a pre-concert talk from 7pm-7.30pm by Dr Sam Barrett on the reconstruction process.

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Open Rehearsal: ‘Songs of Consolation’

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

2.00-4.00pm, Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Come and watch Sequentia and Dr Sam Barrett in rehearsal. Learn more about the process of reconstructing early medieval Latin song repertories All welcome.

Email performinglostsongs@gmail.com to reserve a place.

Performing lost songs of the Early Middle Ages: a public workshop

Friday, 22 April 2016

2.00-4.00pm, Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge

A workshop for early music singers, flautists and harpists focusing upon song repertories of the early middle ages delivered by Benjamin Bagby and Sequentia, in association with Sam Barrett. The workshop forms part of a collaboration between Sequentia and Sam Barrett exploring the reconstruction of early medieval Latin song repertories, including melodies for Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy as recorded in a rediscovered leaf of the eleventh-century Cambridge Songs Manuscript held in the University Library. The workshop will explore a range of Latin song repertories from the early Middle Ages, including Boethian song and selections from Sequentia’s new concert programme, ‘Monks Singing Pagans’. This is an exceptional opportunity to work with the leading group for reconstructing lost song repertories of the Early Middle Ages and engage with pioneering new research being undertaken at the University of Cambridge. It is free of charge.

To apply, please complete this form or email performinglostsongs@gmail.com by Friday 8th April 2016

 

Observers are also warmly invited to attend. To reserve a place email performinglostsongs@gmail.com

Songs of Consolation from Boethius to the Carmina Burana

Saturday, 23 April 2016

8.00-9.30pm, Pembroke College Chapel, Cambridge

Benjamin Bagby and Sequentia present songs from Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy. The melodies are reconstructed from a rediscovered leaf of the 11th-century ‘Cambridge Songs Manuscript’.

This concert represents the first public outing of a collaboration between the leading group for the reconstruction of lost medieval song repertories and pioneering research conducted at Cambridge by Dr Sam Barrett.

The Boethian songs are complemented in this performance by settings of texts by Horace and from the Carmina Burana in an exclusive preview of Sequentia’s newest concert programme, ‘Monks singing Pagans.

Tickets: £20, £15 (conc.), £5 (students) via Eventbrite or from Pembroke Porters’ Lodge