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CONCERT FOR CAN - former members of the Hilliard Ensemble & Paul Giger

  • St John the Evangelist Church Iffley Road Oxford OX4 1EH England (map)

CAN is delighted to announce that the former members of the Hilliard Ensemble [David James, Steven Harrold, Rogers Covey-Crump, Gordon Jones and Robert McDonald] and Swiss violinist Paul Giger have agreed to perform a very special one-off charity concert to support CAN's continuing post-earthquake reconstruction efforts.

The group will perform the UK premiere of "Tenebrae" by Swiss musician Roman Rutishauser, who composed the piece for these musicians. Rutishauser's dramatic composition, which defies stylistic categorisation, uses seven texts from the Tenebrae and creates an unusual soundscape by using the Capella voices combined with a single improvising violin. The piece encompasses meditative sound worlds of harrowing harmonious beauty, elements of rhythmic tension and free improvisation from the vocal ensemble. 

This is a rare opportunity to hear the former members of the world famous Hilliard Ensemble who were highly regarded for their traditional repetoire and performances of contemporary music with artists like Arvo Part and Jan Garbarek. 

In this performance they are joined by the Swiss violinist, Paul Giger who has been a solo artist since 1983 and has recorded half a dozen albums for ECM. Paul has also worked with Jan Garbarek, Marie-Louise Dahler as well as the Hilliard Ensemble. 

We are all hoping this special concert in Oxford will attract CAN supporters from far and wide - please come and support what has been described by Der Bund as a "70 minute sound extravaganza which is incomparable in its combination of old and new music".

Tickets: £12.50 - £25.00 can be obtained from Tickets Oxford Box Office Tel. 01865 305305 or Online Here

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Later Event: December 1