On Friday 4th October, Amphion Consort will be performing a unique concert in the Undercroft of The Bishop’s Palace as a response to the RE-FORMATION exhibition taking place throughout the Palace & Gardens.
Jenny Bliss and Yair Avidor will be rounding up this summer’s exhibition with a profound musical experience. This group with “magical chemistry” (Handel House Museum’) will perform sonatas by the C17th Rosicrucian Mystic and violin virtuoso Heinrich Biber including the Crucifixion and the Resurrection Sonatas from his collection of Mystery Sonatas.
In the Resurrection Sonata, the violin tuning is transformed by swapping over the middle 2 strings making the shape of a cross. In the words of Nigel Kennedy ‘Imaginative….Jenny has an affinity for Biber’.
They will also perform the late Glastonbury based composer Stanley Messenger’s moving alchemical song ‘October’ in an arrangement for early instruments and voice, and a premiere of a work by Jenny which uses the positions of the planets and stars at the time of this concert encoded into musical notation, thereby creating a new music of the spheres.
Drinks and canapes before the concert. Friday 4th October, 7pm for 7:30pm
Tickets are £15 and are available ONLINE HERE, from the Palace Shop and by calling 01749 988111 ext 200.