Our first live music event on Sunday 23rd May was well received; those who came appreciated the opportunity to hear live music for the first time in over a year, and our performers Charles Daniels and Elizabeth Kenny were delighted to be performing again to real people!
The programme of 17th Century English and Italian Lute songs included works by John Dowland, Anthony Holborne, John Blow, Samuel Akeroyde and Henry Purcell from England; and from Italy Guilini Caccini, Claudio Monteverdi, Hieronymous Kapsberger, Alessandro Piccinini, Sigismondo d’India and Giacomo Carissimi.
We were especially grateful to Charles and Elizabeth for this comprehensive programme as we learned that Elin Manahan Thomas was indisposed at such short notice
Not long to wait now until our virtual Pride and Prejudice Ball on Saturday 15th May from 20.00 to 21.30pm. If you haven’t booked your place there is still time, just email firstname.lastname@example.org and you will receive instructions on how to join. For full details please see our Event Page
Our concert on 23rd May is going ahead but the venue will now be St Helen’s Church, Fish Street, Worcester WR1 2 HN
Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano) and Elizabeth Kenny (lute and theorbo) will perform songs by Dowland, Tallis and Holborn among others in this programme of Elizabethan music, entitled “A Game of Thrones”
“Queen Elizabeth 1 gloried in her reputation as the world’s most famous virgin. Unmarried to the end, throughout her reign, she used her maidenhood as a pawn, promising one great European after another the greatest gift she could bestow- her hand in marriage.”writes Elin Manahan Thomas in her programme notes (see events page)
If you would like a ticket (£20 ) for this socially distanced performance, please contact Barbara.email@example.com. There will be a limit on the number of tickets we can sell, and so we are filming the event, in order that people can watch it online at a later date. (To this end please be aware that a camera man may be creeping about!)