Route & Number: Blue 5
Date / Time: Saturday 2nd July 12.30pm
Location: St Margaret’s Church
Quodlibet means “whatever you like”: it refers to a typical musical form of the Renaissance, in which different melodies were combined into the same musical composition. IT is also the name of four vocalists, who specialise in singing the music of the sixteenth century, both from England and abroad. Quodlibet also performs music from later centuries, especially Christmas music from the Edwardian period.
In a sense, the name Quodlibet expresses the philosophy of the group: we sing what we like, and we sing for pleasure!
The presentation of concerts is light-hearted and informal, each group of pieces being introduced with anecdotes about the music and its background. Music played on instruments of the period (such as hurdy gurdy, lute, and dulcimer) is also a feature of the group’s concerts.
Quodlibet has performed in the Leeds International Concert Season, and at many properties in the care of the National Trust and English Heritage, including Audley End House in Essex, Brinkburn Priory in Northumberland, Bolsover Castle in Derbyshire, Fountains Abbey in Yorkshire, and Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire. The group has also presented concerts of Christmas music at different venues, including the National Railway Museum, York, and at Clarke Hall in Wakefield.
The members of Quodlibet are:
Anna Keightley – soprano
Chris Johnson – counter-tenor
Jeremy Pritlove – tenor
Chris Armitage – guest bass
For information about Quodlibet, please contact Jeremy on firstname.lastname@example.org