PAPAGENA VOCAL QUINTET

MONDAY 5 OCTOBER – STRATFORD TOWN HALL

Time: 7:30pm
Ticket Price: £20.00  (students £5)

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“…went down a storm…the extraordinary voices of Papagena” (Sarah Walker, BBC Radio 3)

Papagena is a rarity in the UK, an all-female group exploring music from medieval times to the present day.

Programme

Hamisha asar: Flory Jagoda (b.1926) arr Suzzie Vango
Otche nash: Nikolai Kedrov (1871-1940)
O viridissima virga: John Duggan (b.1960)
O cruor sanguinis: Hildegard of Bingen (ca.1098-1179)
Sub o salcie: Romanian arr Ayanna Woods
The Flower: Alec Roth (b.1948)
God says yes: Paul Carey (b.1954)
Cattle call: Scottish trad arr Katy Lavinia Cooper
Det lisle banet: Tone Krohn (b.1960)
Toi, le coeur de la rose: Maurice Ravel (1875-1937) arr C Gottwald
Sweet child of mine: Guns n Roses arr Suzzie Vango

INTERVAL

My love is like a red, red rose: trad Scottish arr Papagena
On surri sun rantas: trad Finnish arr Matti Hyökki
Moonset: Don Macdonald (b.1966)
Cor mio: Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725)
The snow it melts the soonest: trad English arr Winnie Brückner
Sigh no more, ladies: Jetse Bremer (b.1959)
Jack’s Valentine: Libby Larsen (b.1950)
Hide and seek: Imogen Heap (b.1977) arr S Tenant-Flowers
Music for a while: Henry Purcell (1659-1695) arr Gunnar Eriksson
The woman’s IF: Jim Clements (b.1983)

Abbi Temple
Soprano
Elizabeth Drury 
Soprano
Suzzie Vango
Soprano
Suzie Purkis
Alto
Sarah Tenant-Flowers
Alto

The group’s programming defies pigeonholing; drawing richly on traditional folk music and women’s working songs from around the world, Papagena juxtaposes these pieces with more classical repertoire from Hildegard of Bingen to Katy Perry, as well as writing its own material and commissioning from an eclectic range of composers including Errollyn Wallen, Oliver Tarney, Janet Wheeler and Jim Clements.

The group has performed at numerous festivals throughout the UK including the Edinburgh and Three Choirs.  The group made its BBC debut  in 2018 and has since performed live on both Radio 3 and Radio 4.  Papagena is one of Making Music’s coveted Selected Artists for the 2019/2020 season.

“voices of considerable bloom, enviable pitching, impeccable diction and a real sense of fun… think a young Hilliard Ensemble” (Prickle Arts, Edinburgh)

“you will be, as I was, instantly hooked by the bewitching sound of Papagena” (Music Web International)

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Patron: Henry Seymour, 9th Marquess of Hertford  •  President: John Lill CBE
The venues for all our concerts are: Stratford Play House and Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall
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