DRAMMA PER MUSICA

ABOUT

ramma Per Musica’s goals are clear. The group seeks the drama that is possible only through music; that confluence of emotion and reason through sound and language. This search has led them to the Italian, and Italianate, works of the 17th century, where composers and librettists sought classical models of musical expression and theatre and created the first Dramma per musica (Drama through music). The group's core team consists of chitarrone, viola de gamba and voice. But the group itself is conceived as a modular one, adding continuo instruments or inviting singers to suit the programme and add to the drama.

Dramma Per Musica's formal debut was as part of the Brighton Early Music Festival's young artist scheme in November 2018 and they have since then performed both in UK and internationally in festivals such as the Lake District Summer Festival and Utrecht Early Music Festival as well as Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace. Their return to the Brighton Early Music main festival 2019 led to their radio debut performing live on the BBC Radio 3 In Tune. Upcoming concerts include St John Smith Square and Barnes Music Festival 2020.

 

“Carver made the gusts of erotic passion in Stefano Landi’s song “Augellin” seem real, held a lovely sustained line … and at the climax of Henry Lawes’s song “A Storm”, he summoned genuine fortissimo. He’s certainly one to watch.”

- The Telegraph, Ivan Hewitt

 

“Strong passionate music from the 17th century with a touch perfect rendition of Purcells‘ Evening Hymn.”

- Gscene

"Harry Buckoke (viola da gamba, lirone) and Jonatan Bougt (theorbo) conjured up mysterious forests, floods and storms as settings for the singer’s storytelling. Together they delivered an intelligently conceived programme with enthusiastic introductions and excellent music."

- The Latest Brighton, Andrew Connal

 

 “[Carver] Immediately, he captured the audience’s attention by his expressive, dramatic delivery of the Italian text. He was equally at home in French as he continued with music by Lully. Jonatan Bougt also impressed with his performance of a Toccata by Kapsperger.”

- Westmoreland Gazette, Clive Walkely

 

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Past and Upcoming Events

  • Britton's Great - Barnes Music Festival
    Barnes Music Festival
    16 Mar 2020, 13:00
    Barnes Music Festival, Barnes, London SW13, UK
    The European virtuosi of Londons most intriguing concert series. The European virtuosi of London's most intriguing concert series. Dramma Per Musica Rory Carver tenor Jonatan Bougt theorbo Harry Buckoke viola da Gamba Olwen Foulkes recorder
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  • St John's Smith Square Lunchtime Series
    St John's Smith Square
    12 Mar 2020, 13:00
    St John's Smith Square, Smith Square, Westminster, London SW1P 3HA, UK
    Shakespeare Restored: Music by Purcell, Johnson, Lawes, Hume, Morley, Ravenscroft, Butler, Wilson and Boleyn.
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  • Briton's Great
    Location is TBD
    19 Feb 2020, 13:00
    Location is TBD
    The European virtuosi of London's most intriguing concert series. Rory Carver tenor Jonatan Bougt theorbo Harry Buckoke viola da Gamba Olwen Foulkes recorder
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  • Metamorphoses - Stories from Ovid
    Saint Paul’s Parish Church
    26 Oct 2019, 13:00
    Saint Paul’s Parish Church, 60 West St, Brighton BN1 2RS, UK
    Dramma Per Musica returns to the Brighton Early Music Festival to perform their programme Metamorphosis - Stories from Ovid
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  • Swedish Church Lunchtime Concert - Dramma Per Musica
    The Swedish Church in London
    17 Oct 2019, 12:00
    The Swedish Church in London, 6 Harcourt St, Marylebone, London W1H 4AG, UK
    Dramma Per Musica performs their programme "Metamorphosis - Stories from Ovid" in this lunchtime concert in the Swedish Church in London
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  • Pop-Up performance at the Hove Library in Brighton
    Hove Library
    11 Oct 2019, 03:30
    Hove Library, 182-186 Church Rd, Hove BN3 2EG, UK
    Dramma Per Musica makes a Pop-Up performance at the Hove Library with selections from their "Metamorphosis - Stories from Ovid" programme
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  • Dramma Per Musica at the Utrecht Early Music Festival
    SINT ELOYEN GASTHUIS
    31 Aug 2019, 14:00
    SINT ELOYEN GASTHUIS, Boterstraat 22, 3511 LZ Utrecht, Netherlands
    Dramma Per Musica presents their programme "Shakespeare" at the Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe
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  • Dramma Per Musica at the Utrecht Early Music Festival
    KUUB
    31 Aug 2019, 11:00
    KUUB, Pieterstraat 3, 3512 JT Utrecht, Netherlands
    Dramma Per Musica presents their programme "Shakespeare" at the Utrecht Early Music Festival Fringe
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  • Lake District Summer Festival
    Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House
    29 Jul 2019, 17:00
    Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3JT, UK
    Dramma Per Musica performs an evening recital during the LDSF Festival.
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  • Chapel Royal Sunday Lunchtime Series
    Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace
    14 Jul 2019, 13:00
    Chapel Royal, Hampton Court Palace, Hampton Ct Way, Molesey, East Molesey KT8 9AU, UK
    Dramma Per Musica performs a Shakespeare inspired lunchtime concert at the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace
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  • BREMF Live! Showcase Performance
    St Paul's Church
    03 Nov 2018, 15:00
    St Paul's Church, West St, Brighton BN1 2RE, UK
    The twilight and its heralds Music by Lawes, Purcell and others inspired by day and night’s most virtuosic heralds, the lark and nightingale.
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