Saturday 14 March 19.30 £15 / £8 (under16)
St.CathArine's College Choir
& the Tenor Madness Jazz Trio
An innovative collaboration between members of St Catharine's College Choir and the Jazz Trio, Tenor Madness.
Renaissance [dis-]Rupture brings together Renaissance polyphony and contemporary improvisation to create an enchanting and provocative new sound-world.
Under the direction of Edward Wickham, St Catharine’s Choir are known for their innovative collaborations and repertoire, which includes ground-breaking recordings of Renaissance and contemporary repertoire. Edward Wickham is himself a Renaissance music specialist, having directed for many years the vocal consort The Clerks, an ensemble which championed the music of Franco-Flemish masters such as Ockeghem, Josquin des Prez and Obrecht.
Tenor Madness is a piano trio project that takes Renaissance and Baroque themes and improvises on them in the modern idiom – much as all musicians of previous centuries would have done. Two musicians unusually steeped in both Baroque and jazz music – leading pianist, harpsichordist and composer David Gordon and bassist and broadcaster Sandy Burnett – are joined by brilliant drummer Tom Hooper (Grace Jones, Simple Minds, Omar, Sir John Dankworth).