Women’s song from the Trouvère era: the late twelfth/early thirteenth century. The story tells of beautiful Doete, who waits for her love who is fighting in foreign countries. She hears that he has died in the rout, and she retreats to her own monastery, which she founds to protect all true lovers.
Sophia Brumfitt has performed as an oratorio soloist, with renaissance and medieval ensembles. Her versatile and agile voice has enabled her to work in areas spanning the entire spectrum of early music; from Medieval to Early Classical, through traditional Celtic and Sephardic song.
The last couple of years have seen Sophia singing as a soloist with Musica Secreta in ‘Passion & The Princess’ featuring music from the 16th cent. court at Ferrara for Brighton Early Music Festival, working as both vocal soloist and as historic dancer for medieval Ensemble Mediva, performing at private functions: wedding parties and services, and as recitalist at Handel House Museum. As a soloist, she performed soprano solos in Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers at Douai Abbey, and at Clifton Cathedral, Bristol, J.S. Bach's Bminor Mass at Sherborne Abbey, appeared as Seraphina in Celestial Sirens' dramatization of Sarah Dunant's novel Sacred Hearts at Manchester Literature Festival and BREMF, sang chants from the liturgical Play of the Sybils for Julia Pond Dance and improvised on works in an exhibition by Helen Scalway in Singing the Drawings at St. George's Church, Esher.