03.01.14 19:30, Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge CB2 1TQ; £25, £20
Les Haulz et les Bas
Ian Harrison and Gesine Bänfer (shawms, bagpipes, fiddle, dulcimer), David Yacus (buisine and slide trumpet) and Miriam Andersén (voice and harp) present a new year programme of late medieval music for the loud and soft bands.
Les Haulz et les Bas play music of the alta capella, the ‘loud’ wind ensemble of the middle ages and Renaissance. The ensemble’s work has achieved international acclaim: they have won prizes at several international competitions and they are regularly present at Europe’s most prestigious Early Music Festivals.
“…Laser-beam tuning and atomic clock timing”; “an outstanding alta band ensemble … their improvisations and virtuoso playing dazzled listeners.” – Historic Brass Society, New York.