Neglected female composers' music will be heard

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10th Feb 2024 | Local News

Sara Stowe with her harpsichord
Sara Stowe with her harpsichord

An acclaimed classical musician is coming to Wells to give a lecture and demonstration about neglected female composers.

The venue will be the historic Bubwith Chapel at the City of Almshouses and the date Tuesday February 27.

Sara Stowe is one of Britain's most versatile and inventive performers with a repertoire ranging from medieval song to the present day. She has sung and played at many festivals throughout Europe, Scandinavia, the Far East, North Africa and South America and on many classical European radio networks. She has made recordings for Chandos, Decca, Continuum, Hyperion and Merck.

She will present a one-hour lecture on the music of the18th century written by the burgeoning number of female composers at a time of musical change from harpsichord to piano and from baroque to classical. 

In Britain Sara's performances include work with The Academy of Ancient Music, New London Consort, Sirinu, James Wood and the Taverner Consort, at such venues as the South Bank Centre, Wigmore Hall and the Barbican Centre.

She will illustrate her talk by playing and singing music by Anna Bon, Elisabetta da Gamberini, Elizabeth Jaquet de la Guerre, Marie Antoinette, Maria Teresa d'Agnesi and Julie Emilie Candeille from the period of Louis XlV to that of Louis XVl and the French Revolution.

The lecture starts at 7pm and tickets are available for £10 from Eventbrite:

All the money raised will go to the restoration of the 15th century Bubwith Chapel.


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