Music by Candelight

Rich Batsford plugs the Music by Candlelight concert at St Marys Church, Moseley on Thursday 28th as part of Mozfest.

I’ll be playing a twenty minute set of my piano music, probably at the start, followed by a selection of madrigals from the all-girl medieval vocal group Stella Maris, who were a definite highlight of last year’s event.

I left the first part of the second half of the concert open for a bit hoping to pull together some other vocal stuff and its looking good. A short set is planned from a select chorus directed by longstanding Organist and Choirmaster of St Mary’s Mick Perrier, featuring unaccompanied motets from some of the masters of the Rennaissance – Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and Orlando Gibbons. If you’re not familiar with this period in musical history, I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Another short set featuring myself and two old friends singing some three part harmonies to a couple of more up to date and secular songs will follow before we turn over to the Moseley Village Band to close the evening in traditional folky style.

It’s free and there’ll be wine, not to mention music and candles.