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Halifax Philharmonic Club: Fretwork

Fri 02 Mar, 7:30pm at Red Brick Auditorium

Tickets: £19 - £2

Fretwork is a consort of viols based in EnglandUnited Kingdom. Formed in 1986, the group initially consisted of six players, while it is currently five viols. Its repertoire consists primarily of music of the Renaissance period, in particular that of Elizabethan and Jacobean England, arrangements of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, and contemporary music written for them.

The group has toured all over the world, with tours of Japan and the United States, and three visits to Russia, the first in 1989, when it was still a part of the Soviet Union. They initiated a series of courses for voices and viols on the Greek island of Evvia with Michael Chance, and have also been invited twice to teach on the annual Conclave of the Viola da Gamba Society of America. It currently teaches each year in the first week of Dartington International Summer School.

The World Encompassed
Sir Francis Drake’s
Circumnavigation of the Globe


Join Fretwork for a special concert as they perform The Circumnavigation of the Globe, narrated live by Yorkshire actor Paul Copley (Downton Abbey)