Sestina Music: Music for Christian IV of Denmark
The gorgeous choral sound of Sestina Music in our amazing acoustics - bliss!
This programme will feature music written for the international court of Christian IV of Denmark.
Based around the music of John Dowland, lutenist to the King, Sestina Music will also perform madrigals and motets by lesser known composers, including Mogens Pedersøn, Melchior Borchgrevinck and Hans Nielsen.
In association with Dr Siobhán Armstrong, Sestina Music will also explore the music played by two Irish harpers at the court, Darby Scott and Searlas O Raghallaigh (Charles O’Reilly).
Music of Denmark, Italy, Ireland, England and Scotland will provide an exciting and varied programme of music.
- “It was a wonderful concert. Both singers and musicians gave us an amazing experience.”
(Review of Music of Celebration, April 2023)
Sestina Music is a dynamic young vocal ensemble based in Belfast with a reputation for excellence and innovation in early music. As well as profiling the very best of Irish and Northern Irish vocal talent, Sestina Music nurtures the next generation of aspiring professional singers in its mentoring and education programmes.
Supported by Lottery Project Funding from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland