"Twelfth Night Celebration: A Tudor Christmas"
Reverence and Revelry at the English & Scottish Renaissance Courts
Centered on the wealth of music associated with such legendary royalty as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Mary Queen of Scots, voices and instruments resound in this joyful program for cathedral, court, and countryside. Works by Englishmen William Byrd and Thomas Tallis are featured alongside Scottish masters Robert Carver and Robert Johnson, as well as "Tudor tutor," Philip van Wilder. Compositions by Henry VIII himself are also showcased. The program is rounded out by carols and dances especially loved by Henry's daughters, and wives Anne Boleyn and Katherine Parr.
Founded in 1996 by Artistic Director Jordan Sramek, The Rose Ensemble has achieved an international reputation as a premiere American early music ensemble. Each performance illuminates centuries of rarely heard repertoire, bringing to modern audiences research from the worlds manuscript libraries and fresh perspectives on history, culture, politics and spirituality from around the globe. With ten critically acclaimed recordings and a diverse selection of concert programs, the group has thrilled audiences across the US and Europe with repertoire spanning 1,000 years and over 25 languages.
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