‘Shall I Strive with Words to Move’ - Music of Dowland, Britten & Purcell
James Gilchrist – Tenor
Matt Wadsworth – Lute and Theorbo
James Gilchrist is one of the UK’s leading tenors and has performed in major concert halls throughout the world.
Matt Wadsworth studied lute at the Royal Academy of Music in London and also in The Hague. He has performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician and has made his home in Norwich.
Together they perform a programme of peerless English music. Matt Wadsworth will also be performing solo pieces on the lute and theorbo, a plucked string instrument of the lute family.
Running time: 1 hour 30 min, 15 min interval
‘Gilchrist is a consummate communicator, and his recitals are a model for all singers, with tone, glance and gesture all playing their part in engaging an audience’.
Barry Creasy, MusicOMH (4 Nov 2017)
Wadsworth again demonstrating his appreciation of the lute’s propensity for subtle gradations of tone and timbre - Gramaphone Magazine, Editor’s Choice