An Introduction to Vocal Music in Renaissance Europe
19 February 2014
In Keeper's House
The Belle Shenkman Room
£20 inc. drink
Come and enjoy an introduction to the vocal music of 16th century Europe led by Peter Asprey.
In an unstable period where the arts were inescapably caught up in theological disputes and explosive politics, we will be exploring the background to this beautiful music, placing it in the context in which it was written and looking at some of the most influential musicians of the day.
The evening will involve a glass of wine* and plenty of music, including live musical examples performed by emerging professional singers. We will also look at the construction of one or two works in greater detail, with the help of the singers, in order to deepen people's appreciation of the repertoire. This is a wonderful opportunity for those who are new to 16th century music or who enjoy it and wish to broaden their knowledge and understanding.
*A glass of house red or white wine or a soft drink