Treowen: where beautiful music and glorious architecture combine for charity.
Back by popular demand! Byrdsong, a mixed chamber choir, sang short, unaccompanied pieces while Arcadia Collective brought together guitar, recorder and violin to play a variety of chamber music pieces at the beautiful Treowen Jacobean Mansion.
On the evening of Sunday 10th November, this priceless experience was offered, at no entry cost, as a simple exercise in raising the spirits of everyone there while raising funds for charity.
The programme theme was Night (first half) and Day (second half). To invoke the sense of Night, Purcell at his darkest in a poignant Chaconne, for ‘Day’, Purcell at his brightest in a set of dances. For the other pieces we’ve chosen paired movements, serene and pensive followed by bright and lively: Handel (a violin and recorder sonata), Martinu (a Divertimento for two recorders) and W.F.E. Bach (a trio for two flutes and viola). He’s a grandson of J.S. Bach!