SATURDAY 13 DECEMBER 2014, 7.45pm, Canongate Kirk
Alamire directed by David Skinner There is no Rose

Critically acclaimed vocal consort Alamire, directed by David Skinner, perform carols by William Byrd interspersed with works from the Trinity Carol Roll (from Trinity College, Cambridge) - the earliest source of the English polyphonic carol. The thirteen works in this manuscript include the famous Agincourt Carol, celebrating Henry V's victory over the French in 1415, and the much-loved and performed There is no rose.

Alamire: Kirsty Hopkins soprano; Ruth Massey mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Todd tenor; William Gaunt bass; Andrew Lawrence-King harps.

"Extremely fine performances ... outstanding, authoritative, and thus essential listening" Early Music

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Photo: Eric Richmond