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Thursday, 18 February 2016
St. Sepulchre Without Newgate

Medieval Plainsong: "O Jerusalem"

Emily van Evera

A performance of the medieval plainsong for solo voice, "O Jerusalem" by Emily Van Evera.

This performance came as a part of the lecture by Professor Christopher Page, Medieval Music: The Mystery of Women.

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Emily Van Evera has earned an international reputation for her versatile and expressive interpretation of earlier vocal repertoires. She also sings newly-composed songs, traditional folk music, and whatever takes her fancy.

Emily is a soloist on over fifty recordings including ground-breaking and award-winning discs of works by Monteverdi, Bach, Handel and Vivaldi with the Taverner Consort (EMI/Virgin), of 16th & 17th-c. English, Italian and Spanish song with The Musicians of Swanne Alley, Circa 1500 and Tragicomedia (Virgin, Chandos, CRD, Harmonia mundi, Teldec), music by Hildegard of Bingen and Machaut (Hyperion) and more recently, My Lady Rich (Avie), an Elizabethan portrait welcomed as 'riveting... heart-stealing' (BBC Music Magazine), 'a vivid and touching portrait' (New York Times) and 'a magnificent recording' (Goldberg).

She sang the role of Dido for the BBC-commissioned commemorative recording of Purcell's Dido and Aeneas (Taverner Players, BBC/Sony), and in 2010 released songs by Benjamin Britten and Vladimír Godár on So sweet a melody (Somm) and a live concert recording with Solamente naturali (Bratislava) of church music for soprano and orchestra by Ján Levoslav Bella.

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