Songs of Longing and Exile 6th January 2020

Join Woven Gold for another wonderful concert with Stile Antico

Baroque at the Edge

LSO St Luke’s, 161 Old Street, EC1V 9NG
Sunday, 12 January, 2020 at 4:30 pm

Buy Tickets £5 – £25

Inspired by Dowland’s melancholic song Flow my tears, and the heart-breaking stories of refugees which are never far from the news, vocal ensemble Stile Antico and Dartington Arts commissioned poet Peter Oswald to create texts for Dowland’s instrumental Lachrimae.

Based on testimonies from today’s refugees and migrants, these new poems about displacement and exile present a contemporary and deeply moving counterpoint to this exquisite music; Dowland was himself no stranger to uncertainty and misfortune during his own, self-imposed exile. Between the pavans, London-based Syrian musician Rihab Azar intersperses music for oud, and the remarkable choir Woven Gold performs alone and with Stile Antico. The programme also includes the first part of White’s exquisite five-part Lamentations, and Giles Swayne’s Bodrum Beach, written especially for Stile Antico and Rihab Azar.

Workshop with Woven Gold and Stile Antico

Sunday, 12 January, 2020 at 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Baroque at the Edge

Buy Tickets £5 – £10

Before their Sunday-night concert Songs of Longing and Exile, Stile Antico and Woven Gold lead a singing workshop for all ages and abilities on music of longing, including works by John Dowland.