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06 February 2008
Celebrated soprano Dame Emma Kirkby has given a performance of early music to a sell-out audience at the University.
The concert ‘Les Amours Baroque’ was organised by the School of Music as part of its annual concert series, which this year is also adding to the University’s 125th anniversary celebrations.
The School of Music is a leading centre for the study of early music, and Dame Emma gave a historically-informed performance, singing pieces from the eighteenth century alongside the period-instrument ensemble London Baroque.
Dame Emma sang a collection of French, German and British songs, from works by Handel and Purcell, amongst others at the concert. As part of the event, Head of the School of Music Professor Robin Stowell interviewed London Baroque cellist Charles Medlam about his music and London Baroque.
Professor Stowell said: "We were delighted to welcome Dame Emma to the University for this much acclaimed concert. Her voice is so wonderfully clear, controlled and stylish that it gives life and expression to the music she performs."
The concert series continues throughout February, with the Neil Cowley Trio, an original jazz act performing at the University Concert Hall, Corbett Road, CF10 3EB on 12 February. Further details about the event and the concert series can be found at http://events.cardiff.ac.uk/
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