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To Shorten Winter's Sadness - Music, Words & Song For Christmas & Winter: Passamezzo
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, Gibbons, Weelkes, Hume, Peerson and East and readings from Shakespeare, Stow, Herrick and Evelyn.
Performed in costume.
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Passamezzo devise and perform historical music, dance and spectacle for all occasions, specialising in the Elizabethan and Jacobean masque. They can provide anything from a small group of musicians to a stage full of lavishly costumed dancers and actors, and take pride in creating an event which is tailored to the audience's needs.
They also have a wealth of experience in the fields of heritage and education, creating unforgettable performances and workshops based on detailed historical research, and taking 'living history' into schools.
The members of Passamezzo clearly enjoy sharing their passion for history with the public and comprise:
Eleanor Cramer: Soprano, Viols
Christopher Goodwin: Lute, Theorbo, Gittern, Bass
Peter Kenny: Actor, Baritone, Drums
Alison Kinder: Viols, Recorders
Tamsin Lewis: Renaissance Violin, Viols, Alto
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Venue: St Pancras Old Church
NW1 1UL 51.535191, -0.131415
→ St Pancras (London) 7 min walk
→ St Pancras 7 min walk
→ Euston 7 min walk
→ Kings Cross 8 min walk