Friday, 11 October 2019

The young vocal ensemble echo invites us to meet them in the maze again

echo ensemble - meet me n the maze
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The fourteen singers of the vocal ensemble echo first presented their programme Meet Me in the Maze at the IKON Gallery in Birmingham in response to an exhibition by New York-based artist Polly Apfelbaum, and they are now repeating Meet Me in the Maze at the church of St Michael the Archangel, Southampton (Saturday 12 October) and at The Music Room, London (the afternoon of Sunday 13 October).

Meet Me in the Maze takes in nine centuries of music from Hildegard of Bingen to JS Bach to James Blake, Machaut to Meredith Month, exploring mazes, puzzles and the navigation of the unknown. Hildegard’s antiphon praising 'Wisdom' that 'circles all things' and Bach's setting of Paul Thymich’s poem describing Jesus as the 'right path, the truth and the life' sit alongside the playful music of Machaut, quasi improvisatory work from Meredith Monk, pieces from Kerry Andrew and Alec Roth, and an arrangement of James Blake's Meet You in the Maze

The singers of echo first performed together when they were on Genesis Sixteen, the young artists programme run by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen.

Full details from the echo ensemble website.

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