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Behind The Mirror

Saturday 2nd December 2023, 7.30pm
Berkhamsted Civic Centre

Clare O’Connell
Clara Sanabras
Voice & multi-instrumentalist
Natalie Klouda
Eleanor Turner

A celebration of festive music from across the world and through the centuries; from Medieval carols to new versions of traditional Christmas songs, beautiful classical masterpieces to folk-influenced improvisations, and two very special songs reflecting these uncertain times written and performed by Clara Sanabras. This is a programme of music by Franz Schubert, Benjamin Britten, Claude Debussy and many unknown 14th 15th and 16th century composers through the lens of the unique sound world created by this unusual instrumentation.

Trad Irish
The Wexford Carol
Trad French C15
Noël Nouvelet
Des pas sur la neige – The snow is dancing
Trad English
Coventry Carol
Trad German C14
Quem pastores laudevere
Sanabras / Shakespeare
As I foretold you
Trad Italian C14
La Rotta
Violin Concerto in F minor 'Winter'
That Yongë Child – Harp interlude – Balulalow
Nacht und Träume
Trad Basque
Gabriel’s message
Trad Catalan
Song of the Birds
Sanabras /John Clare
The Instinct of Hope

About Behind The Mirror

Behind the Mirror is the showcase for an intimate series of concerts in Berkhamsted founded and curated by Clare O’Connell, presenting classical music in an imaginative, sometimes unexpected way. Using storytelling to create shape and enhance meaning, these are thrilling performances of unique programmes performed by world-class musicians. Supported by a devoted loyal following built up over the past 10 years, these concerts also provide an experimental seedbed for wider projects and collaborations.