In a week’s time, around 70 of us will be convening for a special, 3rd Birthday session of Polyphony Down the Pub.
After last year’s experimentation with voting brought some mixed results, I’ve decided to select this year’s setlist myself. I’ve pulled together some of the more interesting (or just plain lovely) works that we’ve tried out over the past year, one from each PDtP session.
All this week, I’ll be sharing with you what they are; look out in particular for Friday’s update, which will include details of a new work that we haven’t tried before…
Last month’s session included works by Monteverdi and as it’s still his 450th Anniversary Year, we have to include his music in our own celebration: Poi che del mio dolore from his 1st Book of Madrigals.
Before our summer break, we tried out Ave regina caelorum a 6 by Lassus. I’m not sure we did it full justice at the time so I’m looking forward to diving into its 6 voice waters again next week.
I’m sure you’ll agree that these 2 are absolute winners – and there are plenty more to come.
There are just 2 soprano and 1 tenor spaces still available for the session but altos and basses should join the waiting list as we’ll fit you in if we can.