March 20, 2022

North Wales Early Music Festival

Welcome to the first North Wales Early Music Festival. This year, we start online with four concerts and three workshops given by performers from three of the groups.
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    MARCH 20, 2022

    Early Music Festival

    4 Online Concerts

    Immediate access to programme

    3 Online Workshops

    Immediate access to material

Online Concert: £8.00

Polyphonica Recorder Trio
2022-Mar-20 14:00

The Pilgrim's Delight

Played on copies of renaissance instruments found in the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna, Polyphonica presents a programme of medieval and renaissance music - both sacred and secular.  Religious pieces for entertaining pilgrims and vocal and instrumental works from the time of the dissolution of the monasteries.  Pieces include medieval monody, renaissance polyphonic intrumental works and songs from composers including Dunstaple, Janequin, Rufo, and Henry VIII.


The programme can be downloaded below.


Polyphonica Recorder Trio

Polyphonica Recorder Trio was formed in 2006 and has since performed at venues across the UK and a number of times in Germany, France and Holland premiering works composed for the trio in Germany and France. Three gifted musicians come together in this trio to show the recorder at its best, delighting audiences with performances of the instruments’ rich repertoire from medieval through to the present day. The trio is committed to historically informed performance as well as advancing the recorder as a modern instrument though collaboration with composers from the UK, France and Australia. 

Polyphonica released their self-titled debut album in August 2010, which features music from 14th century monody and music by Henry VIII, Susato, Holborne, Genzmer, Allworth, Matheson and Sieg.  Their second CD, Music for Countertenor and Recorders featuring the renowned countertenor, Robert Cross, is in production.

Polyphonica is dedicated to providing workshops on recorder playing and performance practice to people of all ages through festivals, summer schools and other workshops including the annual recorder weekend at Knuston Hall, Northamptonshire. The members of Polyphonica are all active recorder teachers and sought after for individual and ensemble coaching.