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Christmas Concerts

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:14 pm
by Tamsin Lewis
Passamezzo will be playing in London, Oxford, Cambridge, Warwick, Boxgrove (Sussex), Aust (Gloucestershire) this December

To Shorten Winter's Sadness - 16th and 17th Century Music, Words and Song for Christmas and Winter
The programme consists of ballads, lutesongs, carols, consort music, madrigals and readings and follows the religious calendar from Advent to the beginning of Lent. It also describes many of the festive customs of the time, with feasts and revels through the cold of winter, and fairs upon the frozen river.
Includes music by Byrd, Campion, East, Gibbons, Holborne, Hume, Peerson, Ravenscroft and Weelkes. Readings from Shakespeare, Herrick, Breton and Evelyn.

Performed by Passamezzo (
Jamie Akers (Lute, guitar);
Eleanor Cramer (Soprano, Bass Viol);
Alison Kinder (Viols, Recorders);
Tamsin Lewis (Violin, Viols, Alto);
Michael Palmer (Actor, Baritone)

8 November, 8pm: Aust Church (
9 December, 8pm: St Barnabas' Church, Oxford (
15 December, 7.30pm at St Pancras Old Church, London
16 December, 7.30pm: Lord Leycester Hospital, Warwick (
22 December, 7.30pm: Sidney Sussex College Chapel, Cambridge
30 December, 7.30pm: Boxgrove Priory (

Tickets £12 (£8 concessions) from 0844 8700 887 or at the door [for all concerts except Aust which is]

Cds of this programme are available from homepages/passamezzo/winterssadness.html
and sheet music from ... s-sadness/