Robert Hollingworth director
With players from Academy of Ancient Music and soloists Anna Dennis, Hugo Hymas, Frederick Long, Ciara Hendrick and Matthew Long
I Fagiolini is renowned for innovative presentations of both classic and unusual repertoire, from Renaissance to contemporary works. 'Tis Nature’s Voice explores the music of England’s Orpheus touching on flora and fauna, groves and grottoes – all depicted in Purcell’s famously naturalistic style. Enjoy the ‘voice of the turtle’ and the ‘green fig’ (from ‘My beloved spake’), marvel at 'The sparrow and the gentle dove', and tremble at a thundering bass' environmental apocalypse. Finally in the sublime aria Tis Nature’s Voice from ‘Hail Bright Cecilia’, we hear the voice of Nature itself, which turns out to be… Music.