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Saturday 27 April 2024, 7.30pm

Fretwork

Fretwork

Presented by Saffron Hall

Tickets from £20

Price includes a commission of £1.00

Straddling the Elizabethan and Jacobean ages, the music of Orlando Gibbons encompasses a vast range of vocal and instrumental music, from Anglican church services to voluptuous madrigals, hymn tunes to music for viol consort. 

The acclaimed and pioneering viol consort Fretwork and an exceptional selection of British singing talent offer a snapshot of an astonishingly rich output, featuring anthems, consort songs and viol fantasias along with the entertaining curiosity, The Cries of London, a vocal and instrumental tour de force setting the calls of street vendors to music. Also included is a recent work written as a homage to Gibbons by the American composer Nico Muhly. With its hazy harmony and unexpected melodic twists, it is a fitting tribute to Gibbons and the Elizabethan and Tudor polyphonic tradition which so enthral Muhly.

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 50 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating

Discounts

Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Ten for £10

This event is part of our Ten for £10 scheme. We will release ten £10 tickets for sale at 10am on the morning of this performance.

Transport

Shuttle bus

Pre-show shuttle bus will be operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance

More info

Programme and performers

Programme

  • Orlando Gibbons Pavan & Galliard 6 mins
  • Orlando Gibbons Behold, Thou hast made my days 5 mins
  • Orlando Gibbons Go from my window 4 mins
  • Orlando Gibbons Two In Nomines 8 mins
  • Orlando Gibbons Two Fantasies in 6 parts 7 mins
  • Orlando Gibbons See, see the word is incarnate 7 mins
  • Nico Muhly My Days 15 mins
  • Orlando Gibbons Nay let me weep; Ne’er let the sun; Yet if that age 7 mins
  • Orlando Gibbons Yet if that age 7 mins
  • Orlando Gibbons Two Fantasies in 6 parts 7 mins
  • Orlando Gibbons The Cries of London 8 mins

Performers

  • Fretwork
  • Iestyn Davies countertenor
  • Anna Dennis soprano
  • Samuel Boden tenor
  • Hugo Hymas tenor
  • Jimmy Holliday bass

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Information for your visit

Saturday 27 April 2024, 7.30pm

Schedule

All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

Pre-show shuttle bus

6.30pm - 7.30pm
Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.

When to arrive

6.30pm - 7.15pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

6.30pm
Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

7pm
Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

7.30pm

Interval

Interval (20 mins)

Show ends

9.20pm (approx)

Post-show shuttle bus

9.20pm – 10.20pm
Operating from Saffron Hall to Audley End Station

Content warnings

Age Guidance 7+

This event is not recommended for children under 7 years old

Location

Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH

Transport

Shuttle bus

Operating from Audley End Station to Saffron Hall. This service is free to use, with no need to book in advance.
More info

Additional information

Drinks

For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.

Cloakroom

We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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