Music

Binchois Consort

Eloquence in Sound and Stone: Nottingham Alabasters and English Music, 1400-1520

This exciting concert will present a second stage of the developing Alabasters Project, featuring a new and thought-provoking fusion of sound and image. Nottingham Alabasters and English music of the fifteenth century will be shown together, grouped around a series of chosen subjects and themes. Our purpose is to intensify the experience of each art, through the simultaneous presence of the other. We shall be performing music by the great English figures of the fifteenth century, including Dunstable, Power and Frye, and some interesting new pieces specially transcribed and never before heard in a concert setting. Our chosen themes will include music and images for the Virgin Mary and for John the Baptist, and will embrace a vivid range of musical forms and styles.

Workshop 2-3pm
Djanogly Recital Hall
Free, but advance booking advised via Box Office on 0115 846 7777

Binchois Director Andrew Kirkman and Department of Music Lecturer Philip Weller discuss the Midlands Alabasters’ project with examples provided from recordings.

Illustrative Poster Exhibition
Music Department Foyer


Pre-Concert Talk 6.45pm
Performing Arts Studio