Musica Secreta has just spent a week at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, recording motets from RISM 1543/2, Musica quinque vocum motteta materna lingua vocata – thanks to development funding from Arts Council England, a generous grant from the Ambache Charitable Trust, and our amazing Crowdfunder supporters. Our fabulous Celestial Sirens joined us for a day, so not only were we able to make the most wonderful music with a group of committed and talented women, we were also able to catch up with old friends. And we made new friends with the Cuddesdon Sisters, whose beautiful and inspiring chapel was the venue for our recording, and whose lovely new home was our lodging for the week. We couldn’t have been made more welcome, and we couldn’t have chosen a better acoustic in which to record this special music.
News just in – yesterday the American Musicological Society announced its 2016 awards, and we can finally let you know that Lucrezia Borgia’s Daughter has been awarded the Noah Greenberg Award for musicology/performance collaboration. Laurie was in Vancouver to accept the award at the Society’s Annual Meeting. We are so thrilled!