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The Music of Michael East - The Fieri Consort with Lichfield Cathedral Choir

The Music of Michael East - The Fieri Consort with Lichfield Cathedral Choir
Saturday 19 February at 7pm | £15

Michael East was Organist and Choirmaster at Lichfield Cathedral from 1618 to 1638.  Such was his standing as a composer that he was included in Thomas Morley’s collection of madrigals The Triumphs of Oriana written in honour of Queen Elizabeth I. This concert explores some of his music for Viol Consort and Choir, with anthems that may well have been written and performed here in the Cathedral during his tenure. This performance is a rare opportunity to hear this music accompanied by period instruments in East’s Cathedral, and performed by period experts The Fieri Consort alongside our own Cathedral musicians.

Founded in 2012, Fieri Consort is one of the UK’s most exciting vocal groups, offering a unique blend of technical precision and theatrical innovation.

Performing without a conductor, Fieri presents innovative and engaging programmes, and specialises in the rich and varied tradition of 16th and 17th century Italian repertoire. Performing a cappella, accompanied by early instruments, with guests and even with members of their audiences, Fieri’s interpretations are informed by the collective experience and knowledge of the group.

"Fierce, proud, and fiery. Exquisite blend quickly emerges as a touchstone for the intense programme… a group that gives some of the best in the business a run for their scudi." -BBC Music Magazine