Concert Sunday 23rd May

CHANGE OF VENUE

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.wem@gmail.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!)

Full details of the programme here.

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Author: Barbara Dunn

Barbara trained as a teacher and worked for most of her career in Primary Education, eventually serving as a headteacher in Reading and then in Worcester, before taking early retirement. She has been involved with Worcestershire Early Music from its beginning, delivering workshops and organising concerts and the Pride and Prejudice Ball. Barbara is an enthusiastic amateur musician, playing regularly in many different formal and informal gatherings. She performs with the Gloucester Waits on flutes and recorders