Six singers help explore how people work effectively together ‘in sync.’
Last year there were four singers; this year there were six; and the obscure madrigal that had been unearthed to give them a public sight-singing challenge contained Elizabethan echoes of a range of contemporary issues. Plus it was written by a colourful character who presented his employers with a dilemma that may be familiar (though hopefully only in a diluted form) to many managers today.
Dr Pegram Harrison’s In Sync sessions, part of the Engaging with the Humanities series, are gaining more layers every year. The event on 25 October 2019 yielded many lessons and prompts for reflection about talent, teamwork, and trust as we listened to the singers, ‘this team that isn’t really a team,’ … ‘cohere around their expertise’ and sing the madrigal Thule, the period of cosmography – without having seen it before, rehearsed it, or even talked about it.
Laura Ashby, Soprano
Fleur Smith, Soprano
Tom Hammond-Davies, Counter-tenor
Will Anderson, Tenor
Andrew Bennett, Tenor
Florian Störtz, Bass