already blogged about the performance of Maurice Greene's Amoretti at St George's Church, Hanover Square on December 7. One of the performers, harpsichordist Luke Green, has let me know that there are two other opportunities to hear the programme as they are performing it on Tuesday 4 December at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and on Wednesday 5 December at New College Oxford. The Oxford performance will be prefaced by a talk by H. Diack Johnstone. The performers are Benjamin Hulett (tenor), Giangiacomo Pinardi (theorbo) and Luke Green (harpsichord). They will be performing Maurice Green's complete 1748 song-cycle setting Spenser's Amoretti and will be celebrating the launch of their Naxos recording of the work.
The cycle includes 25 sonnets taken from the 89 of Spenser's Cycle and show Greene to have been a master of word-painting, rather unfairly now hidden in the shadow of his great contemporary, Handel.
4 December, 7.30pm - Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge
5 December, 7.30pm - New College, Oxford
7 December, 7pm - St. George's Hanover Square, London Handel Society Winter Festival