English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble

Echoes of Venice

Cornetts and sackbuts conjure up the definitive sound of 16th and 17th-century Venice, when The Floating City – rich, powerful, beautiful and home to some of the finest musicians Europe has ever produced – still reigned supreme in the Adriatic.

This introduction to a lost world brings to life music that echoed around St Mark’s, entertained nobility in sumptuous palaces on the Grand Canal, or was performed in the winding streets and open squares of this most captivating of cities.

1 hour 45 minutes including interval

Our autumn season is particularly auspicious as it marks the 25th anniversary of the Djanogly Recital Hall. Named as one of the ‘top 10 venues for chamber music in the UK’ these concerts celebrate the Recital Hall and extraordinary musicians – internationally renowned professionals, students and teachers – who have performed in it over the years.