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Spektrix Ref 1: CWJH170324


Sunday 17 March, 3:00pm


Concert 3:00pm, ends 4:00pm, no interval

Tickets £20 / £10 (under 25)


Clare Wilkinson, soprano | Jacob Heringman, lute


Anon - O deere life

Stephen Wilkinson - If Orpheus’ Voice

John Dowland - Lady Rich’s Galliard

Andrew Keeling - Lock up, faire lids

Anon - Lost is my Lyberty

Robert Jones - Over these brookes

Antony Holborne - The Countess of Pembroke’s Paradise

Joshua Brown - The Doleful Lay of Clorinda

John Dowland - Fortune my foe; Can she excuse my wrongs?


The Elizabethan and Jacobean lute song repertory is one of the most iconic genres of early music. The most melancholy of all Elizabethan songwriters, the music of John Dowland contrasts quiet meditative grace with flights of brilliant counterpoint and gloriously passionate galliards. Weaving connections between the old and the new, Clare and Jacob's programme features Antony Holborne’s 16th century Countess of Pembroke’s Paradise and contemporary pieces by Joshua Brown and Andrew Keeling, all connected to Mary Herbert (Countess of Pembroke) and her brother, the poet Philip Sidney.


Clare Wilkinson's singing has been described as ‘flawless… heartfelt... heavenly’ (Early Music America) and ‘totally beguiling’ (Guardian)  She has recorded with Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Andrew Parrott, Fretwork, Alamire & Ensemble Plus Ultra, amongst others. Clare is a member of I Fagiolini and a keen proponent of new music, including songs written for her by her late father Stephen. 


Jacob Heringman is in constant demand as soloist and ensemble player, performing regularly throughout Europe and North and South America, and making numerous recordings of medieval and renaissance music with leading ensembles and singers, including Michael Chance, Barbara Bonney, Fretwork, The King's Singers, Virelai, and the Dufay Collective. His solo recordings have all been widely praised by critics, as has his 2002 compilation, The Art of the Lute Player.