PDtP Returns: In which the tents of Kedar (just about) withstand our attempts at pitching them…

It was great to see so many of you at PDtP Returns last week; clearly the summer break hadn’t diminished your enthusiasm for pub-singing one bit.

As always, it was a top night of singing, celebrating Monteverdi‘s 450th anniversary with two of his early madrigals and an old-skool Agnus Dei, alongside other some crowd pleasers from Victoria, Zielenski and Crecquillon.

It was Thomas Tomkins‘ PDtP debut that made for the most interesting section of the evening. There was no doubt that his 6 voice, chromatic masterpiece Woe is me was a big challenge but luckily we’d had some very useful advice earlier in the day from someone who knows a thing or two about Renaissance choral music:

Tomkins' tent motif

It’s fair to say the work divided opinion (sometimes in the same person!)…

…but it’s such a winner that it will sure to be back at a future Counterpint session.

Speaking of Counterpint, we have a Counterpint in the Cafe session on Wednesday September 27th, and don’t forget that our 3rd Birthday celebration takes place on Monday October 23rd; booking details for both events will be shared later this week.




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K O'Neill

I am a classical music enthusiast and a lover of choral music in particular. I run the Polyphony Down the Pub social/singing night, probably the most thrilling singing-Renaissance-motets-in-the-backroom-of-a-pub experience you could ever hope to have.

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