Princeton University Chamber Choir with Fretwork Viol Consort


Friday, April 13, 2018
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
Free Admission


About Fretwork...

Few other ensembles can match the range of Fretwork’s repertory, spanning as it does the first printed music of 1501 in Venice, to music commissioned by the group this year. Their recordings of arrangements of J. S. Bach have won particular praise, but they have recently issued a disc containing music by Grieg, Debussy, Shostakovich, Warlock & Britten. This extraordinary breadth of music has taken them all over the world in the 25 years since their debut, and their recordings of the classic English viol repertory – Purcell, Gibbons, Lawes & Byrd – have become the benchmark by which others are judged. Their 2009 recording of the Purcell Fantazias won the Gramophone Award for Baroque Chamber Music.

The consistently high standards they have achieved have brought music old and new to audiences hitherto unfamiliar with the inspiring sound-world of the viol. 

Learn more about Fretwork here.

All Fretwork events at Princeton

In connection with their recent CD release In Chains of Gold, Fretwork will be in residence at Princeton University Friday, April 13th and Saturday, April 14th. See below for a complete list of events:

[Friday, April 13th, 1:00pm]
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
A free symposium on 16th century rhetoric and poetics and their relations to music.
12:30pm: Registration
1:00pm: Workshop with Bill Hunt and Fretwork
3:00pm: Keynote address by Giuseppe Gerbino
5:00pm: Roundtable discussion with Wendy Heller, Giuseppe Gerbino, Jeff Dolven, and Bill Hunt

[Friday, April 13th, 7:30pm]
Taplin Auditorium in Fine Hall
A free concert with the Princeton University Chamber Choir featuring consort anthems, anthems, and consorts for viols by Gibbons, Tomkins, Weelkes and more.

[Saturday, April 14th, 10:00am-5:00pm]
Lee Rehearsal Room in the new Lewis Arts Complex (122 Alexander St.)

A consort anthem workshop for viol players and singers in two sessions, 10-1 and 2-5.
Hosted by the Viola da Gamba Society of America

[Saturday, April 14th, 7:00pm]
Lee Rehearsal Room in the new Lewis Arts Complex (122 Alexander St.)
Fretwork performs J.S. Bach's The Art of Fugue
$15 general admission, $5 students, free for VdGSA members