This exciting English vocal ensemble makes its debut Australian national tour with a characteristic mix of old and new, tossing early madrigals in with spectacular new works to create a delicious musical salad!

Pronounced Ee fah-joe-LEEnee (‘the little beans’), the group is acclaimed for its fearless performances of music that demand the utmost from its singers. This is extreme a cappella that ranges from the hyper-real playfulness of Janequin’s sung description of a Renaissance hunting party, to the rich imagery of a Monteverdi madrigal.

Director Robert Hollingworth leads the singers and audience effortlessly through countries and centuries, and pays tribute to his native Great Britain with Adrian Williams’ extraordinary Hymn to Awe. The concert also features a new piece by Australian composer Andrew Schultz, especially commissioned for I Fagiolini and Musica Viva by Geoff Stearn.

Lovers of great singing and choral music will welcome making the acquaintance of this superb group!

PROGRAM

VICTORIA
Alma redemptoris mater

GIBBONS
O clap your hands

CROCE
Il gioco dell’Occa

MONTEVERDI
Sfogava con le stelle
Ohimè il bel viso
Io mi son giovinetta

JANEQUIN
La Chasse

INTERVAL

POULENC
Sept chansons

SCHULTZ
La Molière Imaginaire [world premiere]

WILLIAMS
Hymn to Awe

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ROBERT HOLLINGWORTH: DIRECTOR & COUNTERTENOR
ALISON HILL: SOPRANO
KIRSTY HOPKINS: SOPRANO
ELEANOR MINNEY: MEZZO-SOPRANO
MATTHEW LONG: TENOR
NICHOLAS HURNDALL SMITH: TENOR
GREG SKIDMORE: BARITONE
CHARLES GIBBS: BASS

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Tour has finished.

Adelaide concert presented in association with State Opera of South Australia