Event Info

In this Princeton University Chamber Choir special event, the Gramophone Award-winning internationally acclaimed viol consort makes their Princeton debut in a concert featuring consort anthems, anthems, and consorts for viols by Gibbons, Tomkins, Weelkes, and more.

Fretwork will be in residence at Princeton University Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th. These events are presented by the Princeton University Glee Club, the Princeton University Music Department and Princeton Renaissance and Early Modern Studies.

About the Artist:

Few other ensembles can match the range of Fretwork’s repertory, spanning as it does the first printed music of 1501 in Venice, to music commissioned by the group this year. Their recordings of arrangements of J. S. Bach have won particular praise, but they have recently issued a disc containing music by Grieg, Debussy, Shostakovitch, Warlock, and Britten. This extraordinary breadth of music has taken them all over the world in the 25 years since their debut, and their recordings of the classic English viol repertory – Purcell, Gibbons, Lawes, and Byrd – have become the benchmark by which others are judged. Their 2009 recording of the Purcell Fantazias won the Gramophone Award for Baroque Chamber Music.

The consistently high standards they have achieved have brought music old and new to audiences hitherto unfamiliar with the inspiring sound-world of the viol.


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