Early Music Concert, St. Michael’s Church, Southampton

The Early Music Ensemble, coordinated by our very Liz Kenny and Erin Headley, performed a recital of French song for soprano, flute and harpsichord. Long afternoons of rehearsals between our PhD activities allowed us to put together this very challenging programme, which explored ways and styles of the French baroque repertoire. Looking  back at it, it was a very meaningful experience. It was not only a musical trip, it was like learning a brand new language. We all were extremely busy with our respective PhDs, yet the love and commitment to this repertoire and Liz’s and Erin’s charismatic and kind guidance led us to perform this lunchtime concert at then our best.

Lunchtime Concert, 24 April 2012, 1:15 pm

St. Michael’s Church, Southampton, UK

University of Southampton Early Music Ensemble



1) Ah! qu’ils sont courts les beaux jours        Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

2) Amour, cruel Amour                                  Sébastien Le Camus (c.1610-c.1677)

3) Sans frayeur dans ce bois (Chaconne)      Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)

4) Arion (Cantata)                                         André Campra (bap. 1660-1744)

– Aria: Agréable enchanteresse

– Recitative

– Aria: L’Onde et les Zephirs

– Recitative

– Un monstre plein d’injustice

– Recitative

– Les Flots sentent la puissance

– Recitative/Arioso

Lunchtime concert series supported by the Friends of St Michael’s and Southampton University Music Department.


Francesca Placanica, Soprano
Rebecca Farley, Baroque Flute

Katrina Faulds, Harpsichord