Passamezzo present their new programme" Old Christmas Returned - music, words and song for Christmas".
The festive programme of music, words and song, takes the audience on a journey from Advent, through the Christmas season to its traditional end at Candlemas, and tells the story of how Christmas was celebrated, banned, and restored again in 17th Century England.
The costumed ensemble play on period instruments, including Renaissance violin, lute, viols, recorders and voices. Their programme includes beautiful sacred pieces, dance tunes, and lively ballads telling of the traditions and capers that accompanied the festive period.
Includes music by Attey, Byrd, Bull, Dowland, Locke, Purcell and Wilson
Touring in December and January to London, Cambridge, Snodland, Stoke by Clare, Guildford, Pangbourne, Warwick and the Isle of Wight
Do join us if you can!
5 December: St James the Less, Pangbourne, Berkshire
6 December: St James’ Church, Paddington, London
13 December All Saints’ Church, Snodland, Kent 01634 243001
14 December Unitarian Chapel, Warwick
18 December St John the Baptist Church, Stoke by Clare, Suffolk
19 December Great St Mary’s Church, Cambridge
21 December Priory Church of St John, Clerkenwell, London
22 December St Mary’s Church, Guildford, Surrey
31 December Wolverton Manor, Isle of Wight 01983 740609
9 January Boxgrove Priory, Sussex
Tickets available in advance from www.ticketsource.co.uk/passamezzo
or 0844 8700887 unless otherwise stated, or at the door
Eleanor Cramer, Alison Kinder, Robin Jeffrey, Tamsin Lewis, Richard Mackenzie, Michael Palmer
Making it, listening to it, words, music sheets, making instruments
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