Music That Matters with Emma Kirby

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Emma Kirkby
Wed 26May
Virtual Event

Music That Matters Series

Facilitator: Emma Kirkby & Alicia Carey

Event time: Wed 26th May 2021 at 7:00pm - Wed 26th May 2021 at 8:00pm

Tune in for a #MusicThatMatters episode with Dame Carolyn Emma Kirkby, DBE, well known as an English soprano and early music specialist. In this episode, Emma Kirkby will share insights and inspiration. She hopes to celebrate a number of performers; some who inspired her at the start of her career, others who shared lovely moments with her over the decades, and lastly just some of the many young ones who excite her, now that there is such an explosion of talent on offer from groups all over the world.

This event hosted by Hawkwood CEO Alicia Carey and it will be delivered via Zoom.


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Emma Kirkby’s singing career came as a surprise. A student of Classics at Oxford, she seized any chance to sing, especially Renaissance polyphony. While briefly a schoolteacher, she was lucky to meet pioneer groups, with the expressive voices and period instruments she has loved ever since, and to sing in beautiful, historic acoustics. In recent years, at summer schools worldwide, she has seen again these magical inspirations at work with singers and players who will be tomorrow’s masters. Nowadays, teaching as much as she performs, Emma still enjoys the occasional recital with special colleagues, old and young.

“Kirkby’s voice remains the gold standard for early music.”

Music That Matters Series with Alicia Carey & Matthew Shaw

In Partnership with Sea Change

Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking has a growing national & international significance as a place offering high-quality, innovative creative opportunities for those in the arts & cultural sector. We place great value upon music and the arts, recognising that creativity sits at the bedrock of human culture. From Classical to folk, it is through the art of music that humanity can contribute to the beauty of our world.

Understanding and appreciating music from the performer’s perspective.
Alicia Carey

An introduction to some of the most beautiful pieces of music throughout history to give you an insight into the context, the creativity, and the performance aspects of well-loved classics. Hosted by Alicia Carey, CEO of Hawkwood CFT.

Matthew Shaw

We will be exploring the creativity, the communities, and stories of a wide range of musical performers and projects. From music for healing and caring to equality and diversity to climate action and humanitarian issues. We will bring you live music and discussion, playbacks, and in-depth conversation with the opportunity for you to get involved.

Practical Information

The event will be held in real-time with the tutor via the Zoom platform and streamed live and published to our Facebook and YouTube.

Sign up to the Zoom platform is free. You will need a laptop, computer, tablet, or smartphone connected to the internet.

How to Register

Purchase your ticket to confirm your attendance and to receive the Zoom link.



Alicia Carey

Alicia shows how building trust, embodying values, and allowing just the right level of risk enables opportunities to flourish. Collaboration, curiosity, and warmth characterise her interactions at every level. In 10 years at Hawkwood CFT, Alicia's unique leadership style has brought financial abundance, international recognition, and creative zest.

Alicia Carey leads Hawkwood Centre for Future Thinking with passion and purpose. Prior to arriving in Gloucestershire, she ran the Dartington International Summer School, managed opera singers at IMG and toured the globe with the world’s top orchestras.

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Sea Change

Sea Change Festival is curated and presented by the award-winning Drift Record Shop and is based in Totnes town across the August bank holiday weekend each and every year.

Sea Change is about music, art and conversation from every part of the spectrum.

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