Old Christmas Returned
Music, Words and Song for Christmas.
Old Christmas Returned: Music, Words and Song for Christmas. A selection of carols, ballads, consort music, lutesongs, dance melodies and readings.
A seasonal programme following the calendar from Advent to Candlemas and showing how Christmas was celebrated, banned and restored in 17th Century England.
Includes music by Attey, Bull, Dowland, Gibbons, Locke and Purcell; readings by Breton, Herrick, Shakespeare and Winstanley
Performed in Elizabethan costume by Passamezzo