Programmes - Choreographed - A Yuletide Tale

(To create the essence of the show we bring simple props, scenery and lighting)

Philippa Hyde soprano
Tim Carleston counter-tenor
Daisy Vatalaro baroque cello
Helen Rogers harpsichord and chamber organ

A seasonal tale told by The Musicke Companye: the age-old story of Christmas interwoven with tales of sumptuous feasts, bitter frosts and even some dancing at a magnificent New Year's Ball.

Poetry, diaries and words by Samuel Pepys, John Evelyn, William Austin and Helen Rogers. Music by Monteverdi, Grandi, Scarlatti, Purcell, Arne and Mozart alongside traditional carols. A fabulous evening of drama and revelry.

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Henry Lawes   Anon
Song 'Tis Christmas now'   Carol 'In dulci jubilo'
Anon   Martin Peerson
Carol 'The Boar's Head'   Ayre 'Upon my lap'
Song 'Drive the cold winter away'    
Carol 'Wassail, wassail all over the town'   Anon
Carol 'I sing of a maiden'   Song 'Sweet was the song the Virgin sang'
    Duet 'Joseph lieber, Joseph mein'
Claudio Monteverdi   The Coventry Carol
Song 'Exulta Fillia Sion'    
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Domenico Gabrielli   Variations on 'Ah, vous dirai-je mamon?'
Cello sonata in G major    
    Thomas Arne
Domenico Scarlatti   Song 'Blow, blow thou winter wind'
Duet 'Salve Regina'    
Biago Marini   Auld Lang Syne
Song 'Con le stelle'    
    Thomas Playford
Marco da Gagliano   Three dances
Song 'Pastor levate sù'    
Duet 'O Meraviglie Belle'   Henry Purcell
    Song 'Let us Dance'
Alessandro Grandi    
Duet 'Hodie nobis de caelo'   J.S. Bach
    Duet 'Wir eilen mit schwachen'