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25-27 Sep & 2-4 Oct 2020

Opening Night - The Golden Morning Breaks

The Golden Morning Breaks Image


Ruby Hughes soprano
Jonas Nordberg theorbo and lute


Ruby and Jonas open our festival with a stunning programme portraying the magic of English folklore and ancient love songs, from Purcell to Dowland, and celebrating the beauty of ancient Albion. Jonas brings us the otherworldly atmosphere of the Theorbo and Ruby’s voice is unmatched in purity and expressive power. 

Henry Purcell              
 Sweeter than roses
 O Solitude
John Dowland
 Prelude (lute solo)
Robert Johnson
 Full Fathom Five
 Where the bee sucks
 Care charming sleep
John Dowland
 The Frog Galliard (lute solo)
John Johnson
 As I walked forth
 Tell me dearest  
John Dowland
 Come away, come sweet love
 Flow my tears
 Say love if ever thou didst find
 A Fancy (lute solo)
 In darkness let me dwell
 Come again
 Can she excuse my wrongs
 Another Fancy (lute solo)
 Go crystal tears
Errollyn Wallen
 Peace on earth


“When Hughes sings of fire, you feel the heat. At the word “weeping”, your heart breaks. Her eloquence is always unfussy and direct.” The Times