Cancionero - music from the Middle Ages and the Tudor court


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PAST PERFORMANCES

BBC Radio 4 's "Open Country" on January 5th 2002 featured interviews with Stephen Dyer, Anne and Anthony. Anne's hurdy-gurdy was a source of much fascination when she played, with Anthony, on Radio Kent in July 2003! In October 2004 the hurdy-gurdy was featured again along with two of the instruments built by Anthony - a fiddle and a violetta (played by Helen). This broadcast featured music from their 2004 Canterbury Festival programme.

 

CONCERT PERFORMANCES

BARSLEYS DEPARTMENT STORE, PADDOCK WOOD

"Wassail!"

Medieval and traditional music to celebrate the Christmas season

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Free event with collection for Hospice in the Weald

 

RED HOUSE, BEXLEYHEATH

"Wassail!"

Medieval and traditional music to celebrate the Christmas season

Saturday 9th December 2017

 

OAKWOOD SUN CLUB

Medieval music, ballads and folk songs

Sunday 20th August 2017

 

MAIDSTONE UNITED REFORM CHURCH

"Music from the Age of Chivalry"

Part of "Midsummer Music"

Wednesday 19th July 2017

 

SPIELPLATZ, ST ALBANS

Medieval Banquet

Saturday 15th July 2017

 

ST PETER & ST PAUL'S CHURCH, YALDING

"Songs from Medieval Spain"

Part of Marasong raising money for SchoolGambia

The Cantigas de Amigo by Martin Codax

and songs from the Llibre Vermell and the Cantigas de Santa Maria

Saturday 19th November 2016

 

CASTLE BOLTON, YORKSHIRE

"Music from Medieval Spain;

Part of Medieval Music in the Dales

The Cantigas de Amigo by Martin Codax

and music from the Llibre Vermell and the Cantigas de Santa Maria

Saturday and Sunday 3rd and 4th September 2016

 

ST PETER & ST PAUL'S CHURCH, YALDING

"Stories of love"

A joint concert with "The Baroque Singers"

A miscellany of songs and

Carmina Burana - the medieval version

Saturday 18th June 2016

 

ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, TUDELEY

as part of the Christmas Tree festival

Medieval and traditional music to celebrate the Christmas season

Saturday 5th December 2015

 

ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH, GROOMBRIDGE

"Stories of love"

A joint concert with "The Baroque Singers"

A miscellany of madrigals and

Carmina Burana - the medieval version

Saturday 13th June 2015

 

ST MARY MAGDALENE & ST DENYS CHURCH, MIDHURST

"Distant Love"

Sunday 3rd May 2015

 

ST NICHOLAS' CHURCH, OTHAM

"Rejoice and be merry"

Medieval and traditional music to celebrate the Christmas season

Sunday 7th December 2014

 

MAIDSTONE UNITED REFORM CHURCH

"Ballads, songs and snatches"

A duet recital by Tony and Brian as part of "Midsummer Music"

From the troubadours to Gilbert and Sullivan!

- accompanied on lute and harp

Wednesday 2nd July 2014

 

ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH, GROOMBRIDGE

"Songs of faith"

A joint concert with "The Baroque Singers"

Andrea Gabrieli - Missa Brevis

Martin Codax - Cantigas de Amigo

Italian Laude - 13th century praise songs

Saturday 7th June 2014

 

ST MARY MAGDALENE & ST DENYS CHURCH, MIDHURST

"Songs and Dances from the Age of Chivalry"

Saturday 3rd May 2014

 

ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, TUDELEY

"The Canterbury Tales"

Chaucer’s world in words and music

Saturday 8th March 2014

 

ST NICHOLAS' CHURCH, OTHAM

"This sceptred isle"

A celebration of British history

through ballads and folk songs

Sunday 27th October 2013

 

ST JOHN THE EVANGELIST CHURCH, GROOMBRIDGE

"Songs of hope"

A joint concert with "The Baroque Singers"

Palestrina - Missa Spem in Alium

The Llibre Vermell - 14th century pilgrim songs from Montserrat

Saturday 23rd March 2013

 

ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, TUDELEY

"Rejoice and be merry"

Medieval and traditional music to celebrate the Christmas season

Friday 7th December 2012

 

ST. NICHOLAS' CHURCH, ALLINGTON

"Essentially British"

A concert celebrating the Queen's Diamond Jubilee

Saturday 2nd June 2012

 

INVICTA GRAMMAR SCHOOL, MAIDSTONE

Songs of Devotion

Music loved by St Francis and his followers

Tuesday 19th July 2011

Songs from medieval France and a selection of Italian Laude

 

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL, YALDING

"Monteverdi's Beatus Vir and Madrigals"

A joint concert with The Baroque Singers

Saturday 7th May 2011

 

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL, YALDING

"Music for the Christmas Season"

Part of the Yalding Yuletide Market

Saturday 4th December 2010

 

INVICTA GRAMMAR SCHOOL, MAIDSTONE

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Cancionero performed the incidental music with students they had trained to play renaissance instruments.

Tuesday 13th to Thursday 15th July 2010

 

CANTERBURY CATHEDRAL

God's Troubadour - St Francis of Assisi

Thursday 10th September 2009

A celebration of the 800th anniversary of the founding of the Franciscan order

 

INVICTA GRAMMAR SCHOOL, MAIDSTONE

Madonnas and Miracles

A treasury of music from medieval Spain

Thursday 9th July 2009

The junior choir from Invicta Grammar School joined with Cancionero to perform a selection of the best songs from medieval Spain. The programme included the Pilgrim Songs from Montserrat known as the Llibre Vermell, the oldest surviving song cycle – the Cantigas de Amigo by Martin Codax, and a group of the Cantigas de Santa Maria.

 

ST. NICHOLAS' CHURCH, ALLINGTON

"The Canterbury Tales"

Chaucer’s world in words and music

Saturday 26th April 2008

 

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL, YALDING

"Music for the Christmas Season"

Part of the Yalding Yuletide Market

Saturday 1st December 2007

 

ST. PETER & ST. PAUL, YALDING

"The Canterbury Tales"

Chaucer’s world in words and music

Saturday 6th October 2007

This was a fund raising concert for GamBLE.

This local charity supports a school in Farato in Gambia.

 

ST MARGARET's CHURCH, COLLIER STREET

"The love life of Henry VIII "

- a musical portrait of his wives and mistresses

Saturday 7th July 2007

 

A Midsummer Ball in aid of the Dandelion Trust for Children and RADA (the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art)

Saturday 23 June 2007 -7pm to Midnight

at the Saga Pavilion, Sandgate, Folkestone.

Generously hosted by Saga Group.

An evening of superb entertainment, fine wines and food,

a silent auction and a live auction - with MC Richard Wilson.

 

ALL SAINTS' CHURCH, TUDELEY

The Pilgrim Road

Part of the series "The Art of the Recorder"

Saturday 28th April 2007

 

THE CRYPT AT LAMBETH PALACE

"The Pursuit of Pleasure"

A tapestry of medieval music exploring the search

for love, comfort and spiritual fulfilment!

Tuesday 4th April 2006

This was a charity gala and reception for the Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal.

also at

ST MARGARET'S CHURCH, BARMING

Saturday 25th March 2006

and at

ST MARY'S CHURCH, CHILHAM

Friday 14th October 2005

 

DAVINGTON PRIORY, FAVERSHAM

"The search for salvation

- a medieval pilgrimage"

Saturday 19th November 2005

and at

ALL SAINTS CHURCH, ULCOMBE

Saturday 28th October 2006

 

THE BARN THEATRE, SMALLHYTHE PLACE

"Shake-speare's Musicke"

Readings from the plays and sonnets

with songs and music heard at "The Globe"

Saturday 23rd July 2005

and at

EAST MALLING RESEARCH STATION MUSIC CLUB

Tuesday 19th September 2006

 

THE CRYPT AT LAMBETH PALACE

"Glimpses of Heaven"

- a selection from the 13th century Cantigas de Santa Maria,

English and pilgrim songs and a sequence by Hildegard von Bingen.

Monday 4th April 2005

This was a charity gala and reception for the Evelina Children's Hospital Appeal.

also at

EAST MALLING RESEARCH STATION MUSIC CLUB

Tuesday 22nd March 2005

and at

ST MARY'S CHURCH, CHILHAM

Friday 15th October 2004

 

ST MARY'S CHURCH, CHILHAM

"The Pilgrim Road - Miracles and Madonnas"

Saturday 18th October 2003

also at

ST ANDREW'S CHURCH, PADDOCK WOOD

Saturday 19th July 2003

and at

AYLESFORD PRIORY

Saturday 17th May 2003

 

EAST MALLING RESEARCH STATION MUSIC CLUB

"Eleanor of Aquitaine - a courtly life"

Thursday 14th November 2002

 

THE MANOR GATE HOUSE, PRIORY ROAD, DARTFORD

"Music from the Courts of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I"

Sunday 15th September 2002

 

Other performances have included private functions and educational workshops

 

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