Renaissance madrigals and new music by Joanna Ward form the core of a rich, emotionally charged musical encounter – part performance, part installation – with this acclaimed vocal consort.

The Marian Consort:
Face to Face (Britten Pears Arts co-commission / first performance) (45’)

Featuring music by Joanna Ward (Britten Pears Arts co-commission) and Renaissance composers Casulana, Gesualdo, Meldert, Cipriano de Rore, Rossi and Giaches de Wert

The Marian Consort

Elspeth Piggott soprano
Rory McCleery
alto & artistic director
David de Winter
Will Wright tenor
Jon Stainsby
Helen Atkinson
sound designer
Ell Potter
James Hardie
creative producer
Liv Penny
Tom Taylor

The soundscape and visuals present a ghostly tissue of movement, breath, and fragmented utterings. The singing is enhanced by sound-design and visuals which help project an intimate feeling of our closest human interactions.

Snape Residencies are supported by PRS Foundation's The Open Fund.