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Farley Music Festival Evensong

Sunday 24 June 2018 at 18:00

Farley Music Festival 2018 ends with the traditional Festival Evensong sung. This year, the theme is the Psalms of David, preceded by a Festival innovation:

(2.00-5.00pm) Multitude of Voyces choral workshop in partnership with The Lute Society and Farley Music Festival

Experienced singers are invited to spend the afternoon learning a selection of verses from the Devotional Psalms of Robert Allison, (published 1599), under the directorship of Colin Howard, and with the accompaniment of lutenists from The Lute Society and the support of a professional quartet of local singers expert in the music of the Renaissance.

The workshop will take place at All Saints’ Church, between 2-5pm on Sunday 24th June, and will culminate in a full Choral Evensong in Farley Church at 6pm, which will be led by Canon Jeremy Davies, and will take as its theme ‘The Psalms of David’.

The workshop will be directed by Colin Howard, accompanied by lutenists attending a Lute Society workshop led by internationally acclaimed Jacob Heringman.  The workshop will explore the Devotional Psalms of Richard Allison (published in 1599), making use of new academic research by Professor Elizabeth Kenny, Head of Early Music and Professor of Music Performance at Southampton University and a former Professor of Lute at the Royal Academy of Music; and by Myles Payne from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

professional quartet of local singers, expert in early music, will support the ‘workshoppers’. Singers need to be experienced in reading modern notation. A knowledge of church music is helpful, and under 18s are very welcome to participate, accompanied by a responsible adult. For further information and signing up to the workshop, visit www.multitudeofvoyces.co.uk/choral-evensong-with-lutes. Details about the event also can be obtained from louisestewart@multitudeofvoyces.co.uk. Lutenists wishing to participate should contact Jacob Heringman via the Lute Society.

There is no attendance fee but donations are invited to Multitude of Voyces to contribute to their work with vulnerable and marginalised children and adults, including a project with children and young adults from Exeter House Special School, Salisbury.

At the Festival Evensong (6.00pm) : the professional quartet of local singers, accompanied by Jacob Heringman, will perform an anthem.

The Farley Music Festival 2018 finale Evensong is free of charge. For full programme information, visit www.farleymusic.co.uk

For further information about participating in the choral workshop please contact Louise Stewart at louisestewart@multitudeofvoyces.co.uk or phone her on 01722 332621.

Or, see www.multitudeofvoyces.co.uk for further details.


All Saints' Church