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Former Members of the Hilliard Ensemble with Paul Giger

Former Members of the Hilliard Ensemble with Paul Giger

Former members of the Hilliard Ensemble (David James, Steven Harrold, Rogers Covey-Crump. Gordon Jones, Robert McDonald) and violinist Paul Giger perform the UK Premiere of ‘Tenebrae’ by Swiss musician Roman Rutishauser, who composed the piece for these musicians. This special one-off charity concert is in aid of Community Action Nepal.

This dramatic composition, which defies stylistic categorisation, uses seven texts from the Tenebrae and creates an unusual soundscape by using the a cappella voices combined with a single improvising violin. The piece encompasses meditative sound worlds of harrowing harmonious beauty, elements of rhythmic tension and free improvisation from the vocal ensemble.

This is a rare opportunity to hear the former members of the world famous Hilliard Ensemble, who were highly regarded for their traditional repertoire and performances of contemporary music with artists like Arvo Pärt and Jan Garbarek. The Swiss violinist Paul Giger studied has worked since 1983 as a soloist, with half a dozen albums for ECM. He has also worked with Jan Garbarek, Marie-Louise Dähler and the Hilliard Ensemble.

‘A 70 minute sound extravaganza which is incomparable in its combination of old and new music’ - Der Bund


Duration: 1:15 with no interval

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