Time & Location

25th June 2021, 7.30pm

Online event

About the Event

In a programme based around the almost unknown work Lacrime de Davide by Biagio Marini, Sestina will explore the nature of the lament of King David for his son Absalon, using a new performing edition produced by Mark Chambers. This rarely heard work will be paired with well-known choral settings of ‘When David heard that Absalon was slain’ by Weelkes and Ramsey, written as an outpouring of grief for the death of Prince Henry in 1612.

The performance will feature an ensemble of 8 singers, and we are delighted to be joined by members of the Irish Baroque Orchestra for this concert, which will be recorded in St. Peter's Church, Drogheda.

We are grateful to our sponsors, Exitex Ltd. and to the Arts Council of Ireland and the Arts Council of Northern Ireland for funding this project.​

You can download programme notes for the performance here.


Charlotte Trepess, Aisling Kenny (soprano); Francesco Giusti, Sarah Thursfield (alto); Rory Lynch, Ciarán Fennelly (tenor); Eoghan Desmond, William Gaunt (bass)

Claire Duff, Anita Vedres (violin); Malachy Robinson (violone); Siobhán Armstrong (harp); Malcolm Proud (keyboard)


When David Heard

25th June 2021, 7.30pm

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