Last week I took a few days off from Wide Slumber rehearsals to run down to Madrid to play a programme of all your favourite English viol consort chestnuts with Concordia. I’ve always loved playing with that group because they are wonderfully spontaneous. It’s so very rare and special to have an ensemble made entirely of such sensitive players and listeners that one can feel free to take big risks in performance, trusting that others will follow. But Concordia is unique in its almost ouija-board-like flexibility, and unexpected things always happen in their concerts, in the best possible way.
This gig was broadcast live on Spanish radio, and you can listen here.