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THE NEXT WORKSHOP IS
SATURDAY 2019

THE ENGLISH REFORMATION THROUGH MUSIC

Join us in the unique setting of Merton Priory Chapter House, which fell victim to the Reformation in the 16th century.


This workshop will explore the changes in music that the changes in religion brought - and vice versa!


The workshop will follow two mini-themes - the ordinary of the mass and the music of Thomas Tallis, who lived through all the religious changes.

PREVIOUS WORKSHOPS

MESSIAH

(December 2018)

We've done 2 performances of Handel's Messiah from scratch - the full work (with a few judicial cuts!) at Easter, and most recently Part I for Christmas. Messiah from scratch is a great way to get to know this fabulous work.


JESU, MEINE FREUDE

(March 2018)

This talk with musical illustrations was done for Laughton Village Choir.  It explored the context and music of one of Bach's greatest motets.

TESTIMONIALS

  • “I was told as a boy that I couldn't sing, and now I've sung Messiah - one of my favourite pieces.”

    Mike
  • “I've learned lots I didn't know about baroque music - I'll remember the rule of three even in Christmas carols!”

    Jess
  • “Your talk on Bach was really informative.  I can't wait for the next one!”

    Tim

About Katie:  Katie read history at St Andrews and Cambridge, and has taught history to teenagers and musicology to undergraduates.  She's published articles on Handel, and regularly gives talks on early and baroque music.  As well as singing with various choirs over the years, she has directed a Cambridge college choir, and is director of Byrdsong.  Her blog is here.