St David’s Hall
Saturday 21 February
Contemporary Lunchtime Concert
INNOVATIVE and experimental contemporary ensemble Exaudi are bringing their unique brand of music to St David’s Hall on Saturday 21 February.
Founded by Director James Weeks and soprano Juliet Fraser in 2002, Exaudi has emerged as one of Britain’s leading contemporary music ensembles and draws its singers from amongst the brightest vocal talent around.
Exaudi typically work as a consort rather than a choir – usually one voice to a part, ranging from three to 18 voices. Their breathtaking live performances encapsulate the new and the old as well as music of the High Renaissance and early Baroque.
With the help of its new commissioning scheme, Exaudi is committed to the younger generation of composers and is proud to champion the work of upcoming talent like Aaron Cassidy, Evan Johnson and James Weeks amongst others. The ensemble also receives regular airtime on BBC Radio 3, and has released critically acclaimed recordings of Michael Finnissy, Elisabeth Lutyens, Howard Skempton and Christopher Fox.
The concert includes performances of Maurico Kagel’s Con Voce, Stephen Chase’s Jandl Songs, Jackson Mac Low’s Young Turtle Asymmetries, Georges Aperghis’ Récitation 8 and Christopher Fox’s four-piece Dramatis Personae.
For more than a decade, Exaudi have captivated audiences across Europe and their affinity for the radical perfectly suits the Contemporary Lunchtime Concerts programme at St David’s Hall.
This exciting series is supported by the Arts Council of Wales with a ‘Pay What You Will’ price-tag. The idea is a simple one – arrive at the Hall in time for the 1pm performance, pay what you feel is appropriate at the collection point (available on the day) and enjoy outstanding contemporary music to liven up the weekend!