En Travesti Ensemble – Schütz/Monteverdi
Resurrection Story/Laments and Madrigals
29th September – 19:30
The Chapel, King’s College London, The Strand, WC2R 2LS
Early music ensemble En Travesti presents a mixed programme of sacred and secular music from two masters of the Baroque period. Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna, performed by chorus and mezzo-soprano CN Lester, is complemented by Philip Lawton’s new arrangement of the composer’s chamber duets. En Travesti is delighted to be joined by Irish tenor Mark Duff, who will sing the Evangelist in Schütz’s Resurrection Story – an early and exquisite example of German sacred oratorio form that was to directly inform the style of the great Bach Passions.
En Travesti Ensemble hold a unique position as a classical music group devoted to exploring gender subversion and LGBT themes in Western art music history. Focusing on castrati and travesti roles, female composers and operatic gender-bending, En Travesti have appeared on Classic FM and Pink News, and at such venues as Handel House, The British Library and Channel 4.
“Stellar performances.” – The F Word