Hosted by TV/Radio presenter and RSPB president Miranda Krestovnikoff, City of London Sinfonia brings an interactive evening of medieval to classical birdsong music in the stunning surrounds of Southwark Cathedral.
Throughout the performance, Miranda guides the audience in an interactive journey into the songs of the cuckoo, the nightingale and, inspired by her own flock, hens. It all begins with a participatory game of musical birdsong around the Cathedral, in which, by using downloaded recordings of birdcalls, our audience is encouraged to find and congregate in their own 'flock', with a few audience members chosen to be rogue robins to cause some playful disruption.
Absolute Bird: Flocks of Europe explores music from previous centuries by composers including Vivaldi, Haydn, Janequin and Couperin; works that have been inspired by cuckoos, nightingales and Miranda's favourite hens, with reflections and introductions from our host.
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