On February 17 this year, Tsukuba will be the venue for one of the concerts in Japan to be given by the world renowned English soprano Emma Kirkby. Emma Kirkby is a specialist in early music, and sings music by composers ranging from the late medieval nun, Hildegarde of Bingen through to Bach, Handel and Scarlatti. Renowned for her clear, unaffected style, and her deep empathy with the words of the music she sings, she has created a style which has come to symbolize the ‘authentic’ vocal sound of works from the Renaissance and Baroque periods in music.
In this concert, she’ll be accompanied by lutanist Jakob Lindberg, and will be singing a programme of English songs, dating from the mid-sixteenth to the late seventeenth century, by composers including Dowland, Purcell and others, a light and lyrical programme of love songs and ballads, heralding Spring.
This is a unique opportunity to hear a major world artist, with over 100 CDs to her credit, and whose star is still rising, right here in Tsukuba. The concert is at 7pm in Nova Hall.
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