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The Binchois Consort

The concert finishes at approximately 9.10pm Nottingham alabasters were a key aspect of regional culture and commerce in the later middle ages. They enjoyed national and indeed international reputation that, like the English music of the time, spread across Europe. The Binchois Consort will present a vivid programme of sacred music contemporary with fifteenth century alabaster production alongside projected images from the Castle Museum collection and elsewhere. Each religious topic or saint will be illustrated by a specific alabaster group, and expressed musically by some of the most renowned composers of the time - Power, Dunstaple, Frye, Cornysh, Walter Lambe - as well as the gifted anonymous masters of the time. The concert programme sets out to illuminate not just the historical context but the living vitality and poetic beauty of the religious themes as expressed through the simultaneous experiences of art and music. **Free Pre-Concert Talk** NOTTINGHAM ALABASTERS AND THE ENGLISH SACRED MUSIC: THE POETRY OF SOUND AND IMAGE Philip Weller and Binchois Consort Director Andrew Kirkman discuss the context for this evening's concert programme.