St Bride's: Music - Musicke in the Ayre

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Musicke in the Ayre

Friday, 22 March at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Musicke in the Ayre

Carmel Edwards – soprano
Din Ghani – lute

J-B Besard

Ma belle si ton âme                                       

T Campion

Never weatherbeaten sail

Oft have I sighed                                            

J Dowland

Flow my tears

Stay, time, awhile thy flying                      

R Johnson

Galliard

Have you seen but a white lily  

E Moulinié

Enfin la beauté                                

A Boesset

N'espérez plus mes yeux                           

Anonymous

J'avois cru qu'en vous aymant  

M Lambert

Ma bergère

Musicke in the Ayre was formed by Din Ghani in 2011 as a vehicle for exploring and performing the vast repertoire of C16/17 works for solo voice/s accompanied by lute or similar, with a growing band of singers and other instrumentalists who share his passion for lute song. Now established as a leading performer of this repertoire, they, with contributions from over 20 singers both amateur and professional, have given over 115 recitals across the country and abroad, including seven at the National Portrait Gallery, seven at the Foundling Museum and eight at the Holburne Museum in Bath.

Carmel Edwards has been singing since the age of five, and sings as a soloist or with choral groups in and around the East Midlands. In Nottingham she sang with Farnaby & Co, a small musical ensemble specialising in madrigals. She studies with Nick Clapton in Oxford, and has taken part in masterclasses with Dame Emma Kirkby and Evelyn Tubb. She enjoys singing a range of music, but particularly loves early music.  As well as being now on her sixth outing as part of Musicke in the Ayre, Carmel collaborates with lutenist Nick Gravestock to present concerts in Tudor houses in period costume, as Ayres and Graces. She has written and performed in her own show 'Cissie's Songbook', based on the music of Ivor Novello.
(www.carmeledwards.com)

Din Ghani began playing the lute in 1975, and in the last decade took up luthery: he has made a number of lutes and other early plucked string instruments, mostly for his own use, though for this concert he is using an 8-course lute made by Stephen Barber and Sandi Harris.  Since 2007 he has participated regularly as an accompanist in lutesong masterclasses given by Dame Emma Kirkby and Evelyn Tubb. The coaching received from David Miller and Michael Fields at these events helped hone his accompaniment skills, together with occasional lessons from other top lutenists, Liz Kenny in particular.
Facebook:  www.facebook.com/Musicke.in.the.Ayre
Twitter:  @musicke_in_ayre
Email: din@musicke-in-the-ayre.org

Musicke in the Ayre was formed by lutenist/luthier Din Ghani in 2011 to explore the vast repertoire of C16/17 songs with lute or continuo. Now established as a leading performer of this genre, they have given over 115 recitals across the country and abroad, with contributions from over 20 singers. This is the sixth appearance for Derbyshire-based soprano Carmel Edwards who now focusses on early music, after exploring a wide range of repertoire. She studies with Nicholas Clapton and has participated in masterclasses given by Dame Emma Kirkby and Evelyn Tubb. Din brings over 40 years of lute experience to the task of song accompaniment, a skill he has honed over the last 15 years.