The Elysian Singers of London, one of the UK’s leading chamber choirs, is joined by the Chelys Consort of Viols for an evening of Music from the Jacobean Court.
The reign of the artistically minded King James I between 1603 and 1625 coincided with one of the greatest creative periods in English history. Alongside the obvious dramatic achievements of Shakespeare and his contemporaries, was an extraordinary flowering of sacred and secular music, especially for voices and for viol consort. Building on the already long career of the great William Byrd were younger composers from around the kingdom, such as London-born John Dowland, Orlando Gibbons from Oxford, the Welshman Thomas Tomkins, and Sussex’s very own Thomas Weelkes.
The Elysian Singers are delighted to be collaborating with Chelys Consort of Viols to share the wonderful diversity of music from this period, from anthems to solo songs, and from part-songs to instrumental music.
Sunday 5th October
Time: Doors 7.00pm Starts: 7.30pm Location: Chiddingly Church Ticket Price: £12 Sponsored by: Streamnet Ltd. Event Director: Caroline Ardron