We are delighted to announce that we are giving a concert in the International Festival of Viols at the Royal College of Music on the 14th of November. The festival is now in its 10th year, and brings together viol players from all over the world for a series of concerts and masterclasses. We are very excited to be part of a line-up that also includes concerts by Fretwork and masterclasses by Richard Boothby and Reiko Ichise. We will be performing a version of our Shirley Partbooks programme, featuring 4- and 5- part consorts by Ferrabosco, Lupo, Coprario and Lawes, alongside instrumental madrigals by Monteverdi, Marenzio and Pallavicino.
The next day, on the 15th of November, three of our Viallers will be among the 12 viol players who are giving the UK premiere of the newly-discovered 12 Fantasies for Viol by Georg Philip Telemann, also as part of the festival. This is a unique and historical event and well worth hearing!