We were delighted to make our first trip to the United States in November 2021, where we gave concerts and workshops in Iowa, Texas, California, Pennsylvania and Delaware. Our full tour schedule can be found below, along with our commitment to tour as sustainably as possible.
We can’t wait to return to the USA again soon, expanding our mission to bring our favourite music to new audiences across the pond! You can read about our experiences on our blog or listen to us chat as we travelled around via our special podcast episode.
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We toured three programs around the USA in Fall 2021.
During the Renaissance, musical composition flourished, but it was a time of great change, fuelled by religious division. This program traces music written by some of the English Renaissance masters over a period of two hundred years, encompassing florid medieval-sounding works by Sheppard and Forest, intricately woven polyphonic works by Tallis and Byrd, and the beautiful simplicity of Tomkins and White.
Since the fourth century, the service of Compline has marked the end of the day, ushering in the darkness of the night. Much of the music here is inspired by this ancient service, evoking a contemplative atmosphere. Renaissance polyphony by Byrd, Mouton and Gombert that contains startling harmonic shifts and expressive word painting is juxtaposed with contemporary reflections by Veljo Tormis, Joanna Marsh and Richard Rodney Bennett.
Courts in Renaissance Italy were meeting places for some of the greatest musicians from across Europe. The Court at Ferrara became a leading centre: many of the Franco-Flemish school passed through its gates and perhaps the most notable of these is Josquin. This program contextualises some of the ‘jewels in the crown’ of Italian Renaissance repertoire by tracing themes of pedagogy and patronage in northern Italy over 150 years, featuring works by Brumel, Josquin, Mouton and L’Héritier.
USA Tour Special
Join us for this special edition, recorded on our first tour of the USA. Hear stories from people we met along the way: audience members, presenters, community singers and choir directors. Plus local food highlights, clips from our concerts, and our favourite moments.
There is no easy way to reduce our carbon footprint when touring. We have agreed to follow these steps and welcome advice or feedback from those with experience and ideas.
- Travel with reusable water bottles, coffee cups and cutlery
- Use air travel as minimally as possible
- Offset carbon emissions when it is not possible to use public transport. We subscribe to Ecologi and aim to become a climate positive workforce.
- Share one vehicle where possible
- Turn down room cleaning when staying in hotels more than one night and bring our own toiletries
Contact us to find out more.