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"Walton’s voice, pure and rich in tone, filled the church with its clarity with perfect intonation" North Norfolk News
The Hexachordia trio is joined by critically-acclaimed soprano, Rosamund Walton, for a special programme of English and European sixteenth-century music inspired by the famous Armada Portrait of Elizabeth I. The group tells the story, in music and verse, of Queen Elizabeth I’s eventual triumph over the King of Spain’s ambitious attempt to conquer England by sending a fleet of warships to invade the country. This showcase of Elizabethan music features English lute songs by Thomas Campion and John Dowland, Spanish instrumental and vocal music by Alfonso Ferrabosco and Alonso Mudarra, as well as compositions in honour of The Virgin Queen by some of the most famous composers of the day such as William Byrd.
"Rosamund Walton was a memorable Dido, shading her voice beautifully in the final lament” Eastern Daily Press
Rosamund Walton studied singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and has since worked as a soloist across Britain and Europe, including appearances with orchestras such as the London Mozart Players and the English Chamber Orchestra.
The Hexachordia trio with Rosamund Walton performing Armada at King’s Lynn Town Hall, September 2018
You can hear extracts from a live performance of Armada here: