A Brief History of Music
Winterbourne Medieval Barn
The latest show from acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.
Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) Chris and Sophie paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace. The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana.
Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast! Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as cittern, rauschpfeife and virginal (and that’s just the first 100 years!) ‘A Brief History of Music‘ uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won’t want to return!
“You guys are awesome!” Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe
“Eclectic and enjoyable… a bewildering range of instruments” English Dance and Song Magazine
Tickets £13 adult (£10 under 16 and people registered disabled). Book online via the Barn website below.
Car parking at the Barn for this event is reserved for people with mobility problems and must be booked with your ticket or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Free parking for all is at Winterbourne Academy, a 10-15 minute walk along Church Lane. No parking is allowed on Church Lane.
For further details about Winterbourne Medieval Barn see www.winterbournebarn.org.uk
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