The Kite and the Nightingale 
Flights of inspiration from 17th-C France

A late-night performance of music by Sainte-Colombe and his stylistic antagonist De Machy, with fables by La Fontaine.

Jonathan Rees - solo viol and recitation

'We only listen to our own instincts, and only believe ill fate once it is upon us.' 
Jean de La Fontaine.

This recital involves a moment of silence to highlight the existential threat currently posed not only to nightingales but to vast numbers of species, including our own.