25th September: Lunchtime Concert – Madeline Claire de Berrié & Jonatan Bougt (Soprano & Theorbo)

In May Swedish guitarist and theorbist introduced us to the delights of the theorbo. In today’s concert Jonatan is joined by soprano Madeline Claire de Berrié and together they will explore the treasures of early 17th century Italian song by composers such as Caccini, the type of music which originally led to the development of the theorbo, and songs from elsewhere in Europe influenced by them.

As usual the café will be open from noon, serving a range of hot drinks and homemade quiche, cakes, scones etc. All profits from the café will go to The Green Backyard.

The concert will begin promptly at 1pm. Admission is free, but those who are able to afford it are asked to make a donation. The suggested amount is £5.

Madeline and Jonatan first met in a production of Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo in 2016 and have since then collaborated in various projects together. This year they have teamed up for a programme with solo voice sung to the accompaniment by a theorbo. Today’s lunchtime recital explores the early 17th century Italian songs and its influence around Europe.

About Madeline Claire de Berrié:

British Soprano Madeline Claire de Berrié was a choral scholar at Trinity College, Cambridge, and subsequently studied at The Royal Conservatory of the Hague in The Netherlands. Madeline is currently studying for her Masters at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and is participating in the 2017-2018 edition of BAROCK VOKAL at the Kolleg für alte Musik an der HfM Mainz.

For more information about Madeline visit http://www.madelineclairedeberrie.com

About Jonatan Bougt:

Swedish guitarist and theorbo player Jonatan Bougt is currently studying with Jakob Lindberg for a Master of Historical Performance at the Royal College of Music, London as a Musician’s Company Scholar. He holds a First Class Bachelor of Music (Honours) from the RCM having studied for Carlos Bonell and Chris Stell under which time he also won the RCM Guitar Prize in 2017. Jonatan has recently been selected for the Britten Pears Young Artist programme 2018 and the Live Music Now! Young Artist Scheme 2018/19 organised by the Brighton Early Music Festival.

For more information about Jonatan visit http://www.jonatanbougt.com