Music

Paradise Lost

Tue 21 Nov / Quarterhouse

Ceruleo celebrates the 350th anniversary of Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost. Interspersing music from around the time of the printing of the book with readings from the poem, the musicians explore the themes of Heaven and Hell and the Fall of Man with music from Henry Purcell, John Blow and Giacomo Carissimi.

Formed in November 2014 at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Ceruleo made their debut at the Barbican Centre, London thanks to the Institute of Musical Research. They were Brighton Early Music Festival’s Early Music Live! scheme participants for 2015/16, which saw them appear as part of the Brighton Early Music Festival 2015 alongside leading Educational Workshops in local schools. Ceruleo have performed in the London Festival of Baroque Music at St John’s Smith Square, in the Antiqua 2016 series in Accademia del Ricercare, Italy and as part of the Oudemusiek Fringe Festival, Utrecht.
Ceruleo are delighted to have been awarded an Artist Fellowship at The Guildhall School for 2016/17, coached by renowned musicians such as Robert Hollingworth, Robert Howarth and Joseph Crouch.

Taking communication, collaboration and experimentation as the basis to grow as a group, Ceruleo perform dramatic programmes using spoken text alongside music for sopranos and continuo. Every member of the group performs as a soloist, and Ceruleo use all available combinations of instruments and voices to create innovative and captivating performances. They aim to engage their audiences without the need for lengthy programme notes and translations, making them a very environmentally friendly ensemble!

www.ceruleo.co.uk

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