Naked Byrd II


Release Date: 22nd March, 2021

The second instalment of Armonico Consort’s Naked Byrd programme, featuring gems such as Samuel Barber’s Agnus Dei and John Tavener’s Song for Athene.

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Armonico Consort
Director | Christopher Monks

This performance has been generously supported by Hilary Eldridge, member of our Conductor’s Circle, in memory of her husband Jack Eldridge.

Armonico Consort presents an atmospheric performance of the music of composers whose art saw their emotions laid bare, as described by Artistic Director, Christopher Monks: “A wide range of pieces united by the tendency of their composers to wear their hearts on their sleeves and their ability to fix a sense of raw emotion on paper.”

Hear the world’s finest choral music, interwoven with the timeless magical chants of Hildegard of Bingen, in a programme which captured the hearts of our audiences and became our most successful touring programme since the first performances in 2009. The recording has been played hundreds of times by BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM as well as on radio stations around the world and has received five star reviews in the national press.

Programme includes:

  • Hear My Prayer, Henry Purcell
  • O Virtus Sapientiae, Hildegard von Bingen
  • Agnus Dei, Samuel Barber
  • Ave Generosa, Hildegard von Bingen
  • Song for Athene, John Tavener
  • Spiritus Sanctus Vivicans, Hildegard von Bingen
  • Plorate Filii Israel (Jephte), Giacomo Carissimi

This performance has been generously supported by Hilary Eldridge, member of our Conductor’s Circle, in memory of her husband Jack Eldridge.

Filming Location: Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington Spa, February 2021



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