december, 2019

13dec6:30 pmHelen CharlstonFrom Virgin's Womb

Event Details

Asako Morikawa, Joanna Levine, Sam Stadlen, Emily Ashton, Richard Boothby viols
with Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano

The Elizabethans enjoyed Christmas much as we do today, both as a religious event – a time of rejoicing and reflection – and as a time of drunkenness and misbehaviour. Whatever their mood, songs, accompanied by viols, were very popular and this beautiful programme interweaves the famous In Nomines of William Byrd around a seasonal mix of music by Holborne, Peerson, Weelkes and Gibbons – a thoroughly engaging blend of jollity and piousness.


(Friday) 6:30 pm

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