Friday, January 12th 2018

 

All concerts commence at 1 pm. Light lunches are served from noon and concert admission is £5

 

FRIDAY. 12TH  jANUARY, 2018

QUODLIBET - A LIGHT-HEARTED CONCERT WITH MUSIC FROM EARLIER TIMES

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FRIDAY, 12TH JANUARY

Quodlibet

The four singers of Quodlibet specialise in performing music from the time of Queen Elizabeth I, both from England and abroad; and we also perform a wider range of music up to the present day. Quodlibet means “whatever you like”, and that is the philosophy of the group: we sing what we like, and we sing for pleasure!

Our concerts are light-hearted and informal, each group of pieces being introduced with anecdotes about the music and its background. The concerts also feature music played on instruments from earlier times, such as hurdy gurdy, lute and dulcimer. 

Quodlibet has given over ninety concerts in different venues across the country since the group started in 1993, including performances at historic houses and at the Leeds International Concert Season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BIOGRAPHIES OF MEMBERS OF QUODLIBET

Peter Bull - Bass. Peter performs extensively as a solo historical musician on a wide variety of period musical instruments, including the lute, lira (hurdy gurdy),  dulcimer, recorder, flute, and bagpipes. He has appeared regularly at the Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace with the historical interpreters Past Pleasures, as well as at many properties in the care of the National Trust and English Heritage. He also sang regularly with the Leeds Guild of Singers for about five years, with Anna and Jeremy, which led to the formation of Quodlibet.

 

Christopher Johnson - Counter Tenor. Chris started singing at the age of 10 in his local Parish Church Choir (over fifty years later he still does) which gave him an insight into the rich heritage of church music. He joined a chamber choir in Leeds as a teenager, which was about the time he settled on Counter Tenor as his favoured vocal line. Since then he has sung with this choir and others, taking vocal lines ranging from Medieval and Renaissance compositions to Bach, Handel, Purcell and Vivaldi through to Britten. Chris is a member of the recently formed Peti Consort. He is an active member of the North East Early Music Forum and is a regular singer at the Cambridge Early Music Summer Schools Baroque Week. He has appeared as a soloist with the Leeds Guild of Singers and the Baroque chamber group Arioso. When he is not singing he will probably be walking or gardening.

 

Anna Keightley – Soprano. Anna has sung in a wide range of choirs since the age of 6 and is a member of a Manchester-based choir which has toured in Italy, Romania and Iceland. She is currently engaged in post-graduate studies on peatland restoration and spends much of her remaining time volunteering with a peatland conservation group through Lancashire Wildlife Trust.   

 

Jeremy Pritlove – Tenor. Jeremy began his singing career as a treble at choir school in Winchester. Later he was fortunate to belong to a choir which sang in a choral festival in Hungary and so got to know something of the fine choral tradition there. He belongs to the same Manchester-based choir as Anna, and also sings with the Calderdale vocal group Cantorelli. He is retired from jobs in social work and enjoys walking in the Yorkshire dales.

 


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