Lachrimae Consort: The English Orpheus

Saturday 28th May, 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm.

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Lachrimae Consort:  The English Orpheus

The Lachrimae Consort return to perform an enchanting evening of early music celebrating the extraordinary life and music of John Dowland, the greatest lutenist and song-writer of the Elizabethan age in the barn.

The lute was the iconic instrument of Elizabethan times and the greatest of all players was John Dowland – famed throughout Europe but spurned at the English court because of his religion. The Queen called him “a man to serve any prince in the world – but an obstinate papist!” His songs are amongst the finest ever written in English, and his instrumental compositions range from dolorous pavanes to foot-tapping galliards.

His fascinating story is narrated by actor John Seeley. Dowland’s music and songs are performed by the Lachrimae Consort with instruments of the time

Timings

  • Door open – 7.00 pm refreshments available
  • Show starts – 7.30 pm
  • Interval – 8.15 pm to 8.35 pm
  • Show finishes – 9.15 pm

Tickets £8.00 per person and can be purchased HERE

 

 

 

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