The Passage of Time with Dame Emma Kirby
27 October 2012, 10:00 - 12:00
Free with Museum admission. Booking not required.
Listen in on 2012 Handel Fellow, soprano Dame Emma Kirkby as she explores the theme of time in The Passage of Time. This event is part of the Foundling's Clock Watching Weekend.
Emma Kirkby’s career has been ground-breaking, ever since, as a schoolteacher and amateur singer, she was invited to perform and record with the pioneers of historically aware performance in Renaissance and Baroque music. Long partnerships followed with British and international ensembles, individual players, and record companies, and now Emma’s voice and style are recognized worldwide.
Of a series of honours the most recent have been a DBE in 2007 and, this year, the Queen’s Medal for Music. Amazed by all this, she is nevertheless glad of the recognition it implies, for a way of music-making that values ensemble, clarity and stillness over such things as volume and display; above all she is delighted to see a new generation of singers and players bringing their skills to the endeavour.
The Foundling Fellowship was established with the support of the Clore Duffield Foundation.
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