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Music For Two Queens

Aug 28th 2017 @ Leyburn Castle

Richmondshire, United Kingdom
I Was There
Monday, August 28th, 2017
6:30 PM
Leyburn Castle
Richmondshire, United Kingdom
Music for Two Queens

Music for Mary Queen of Scots and Elizabeth IInd
with The Gesualdo 6

This concert links Mary Stuart, who spent 6 months in captivity at Bolton Castle, not with the woman who destroyed her Elizabeth 1st, but with our own Queen Elizabeth.
The programme includes music that the devoutly religious Mary would have heard and loved in England and as a young girl in France, while the second half reflects HM The Queen's more popular musical tastes, including barber-shop arrangements, Gershwin, Cole Porter & music by composers active during her long life.

The Gesualdo 6 are a young group to watch. Described as 'The King's Singers 50 years onwith a conductor', they specialise in Renaissance music, but can also turn their hand to something lighter!

'At times you felt like there were a hundred voices; at others, only one.'

An ensemble with extraordinary potential.'