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15 May 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Garden Follies

This specially-curated programme is inspired by four of the Garden Follies at Highclere Castle – The Temple of Diana, The Walled Garden, The Etruscan Temple and Heaven’s Gate – arching the line of a love story from first meeting to final parting.

SANSARA is an award-winning vocal collective, uniting the next generation of choral artists. They return to the Festival with this concert of stunning polyphony by masters of the Renaissance including Palestrina, Monteverdi and Lassus set alongside contemporary voices of Eric Whitacre and Malcolm Archer.

Sponsored by Viking
By kind permission of Lord and Lady Carnarvon



Tom Herring Artistic Director


The Temple of Diana
John Wilbye – The Lady Oriana
Claudio Monteverdi – Quel augellin che canta
Orlando de Lassus – Bonjour mon coeur
Carlo Gesualdo – A voi, mentre il mio core
John Dowland – Come again, come sweet love

The Walled Garden
Hildegard von Bingen – O virga viridissima
Rodrigo de Ceballos – Hortus conclusus
Tomas Luis de Victoria – Vidi speciosam
Orlando de Lassus – Veni in hortum meum
Malcolm Archer – Cloths of Heaven

The Etruscan Temple
Fransisco Guerrero – Surge, propera amica mea
Carlo Gesualdo – Luci serene e chiare
Orlando de Lassus – Veni dilecte mi
Eric Whitacre – This Marriage
Claudio Monteverdi – Baci soavi, e cari
Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina – Osculetur me

Heaven’s Gate
Claudio Monteverdi – Lamento d’Arianna
John Dowland – His golden locks
Gerald Finzi – I have loved flowers that fade
John Ireland – Twilight Night


£71.25 to include interval champagne
(includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)

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Date: 15 May 2023
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Event CategoryChoral & Vocal
Venue Name: Highclere Castle
Address: Highclere Castle
Highclere, Hampshire RG20 9RN United Kingdom

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Phone: RG20 9RN