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Journey to the New World



Lydia Gosnell, Miriam Monaghan, Caoimhe de Paor & Elspeth Robertson recorders

EVENT 5: if you like classical, world or early music

Tuesday 24 September 2019 | 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Nordic Church & Cultural Centre, 138 Park Lane L1 8HG

Tickets: £12 (£8 concs); under 12s: free (no wine available)

Inspired Renaissance exploration and discovery, join this musical illustration of journeys to the New World by Christopher Columbus, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Walter Raleigh. With music inspired by the sea of the explorers' native courts performed on historically authentic recorders and music of the indigenous peoples of the Americas and pieces inspired by the conflicts that arose as Anglo-Spanish relations soured. With music spanning more than 500 years: ranging from Thomas Tallis to Vivaldi to Vaughan Williams.

Booking fees apply. Tickets also available on the door.

Palisander prides itself in presenting imaginative, historical programmes with a wide range of repertoire; performing largely from memory, on recorders up to 6 feet tall.


The London-based quartet is delighted to have been selected to join the prestigious EEEmerging Scheme 2019 and has had several competition successes recently. The quartet's international concert performances include Ireland, France, Italy, Japan & Russia. Palisander collaborated with puppet theatre company Rust and Stardust, to develop a unique family show; Dr Dee’s Daughter and the Philosopher’s Stone toured England, supported by Arts Council England.

Palisander has featured on radio, including BBC Radio 3. The group’s album, Beware the Spider! received a 4 star review from BBC Music Magazine. Classic FM featured a live performance film of Palisander, which received over 4.6 million views!