'Switch On Christmas' With Newent's Traditional Musical Celebration
This afternoon concert will be a part of the Newent Xmas Lights Switch-on celebrations that will continue in the town after our concert.
Saturday, 26th November, 2:30 p.m., at St Mary's Church, Newent
Ticket Price £9 (£8 concession) on the door, includes wine and mince pies; 16s and under, free
Our guests, Ypotryll will delight us with their ancient music and instruments. Named after a mythical medieval monster, Ypotryll (multi-instrumentalists Rachel Tedd and Simon Pickard with soprano Karen Jones) employ a range of reproduction period instruments to perform a mix of secular English and European music from the 12th to the 15th centuries.
Launch your festivities with an afternoon of musical myth, magic and fairy tale to delight and entertain.
Orchestra Overture, from ‘The Occasional’ Oratorio. George Fridric Handel Scheherazada, The Prince & The Princess, Rimsky- Korsakov The Skater’s Waltz, 'Les Patineurs', Emile Waldteufel
Guest Players, Ypotryll: Sainte Nicholaes, Godes Druth (St Godric, 12th century English piece). Voices, medieval harp Edi Beo thu Hevene Quene (Anon, late 13th century English piece, from Llanthony Priory (Secunda)). Voice, gemshorns Como Deus Fez Vynno d'Agua (from "Cantigas de Santa Maria" no. 23, Alfonso X El Sabio, 13th century, from Spain. Voice, dulcimer, psaltery. Ductia (Anon, 13th century from England). Recorders, psaltery.
Orchestra 'Pastorale aus der Weihnachtmusik’ from Concerto Grosso No. 8, Op.6, Arcangelo Correlli Sleeping Beauty – Intro. & Waltz, Pyotr Tchaikovsky Capriol Suite, Renaissance dances: Basse- Danse; Pavane; Tordion; Bransles; Pieds-en-l'air; Mattachins (Sword Dance), Peter Warlock
Guest Players, Ypotryll: Marien Wart Ein Bot Gesant (late 14th century German piece). Voice, bass vielle, dulcimer. Ecce Quod Natura (15th century English carol). Voice, gemshorn, medieval harp Als Y Lay On Yoolis Night (15th century English carol). Voice, dulcimer, medieval harp.
Orchestra Finale: Christmas Overture, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, arr. Sydney Barnes
Support Local Music Making
If you would like to be a supporter of local music making, come to our concert. Another way is to donate some cash to our Grant Fund, set up specifically for this purpose. Thank you!
Meet our concert guests, Ypotryll
Multi-instrumentalists Rachel Tedd and Simon Pickard with soprano Karen Jones
You can sample the music of Ypotryll on Soundcloud:
Our concert is part of the Newent Xmas Lights Switch On Celebrations. For the day, the main car park in Newent, a couple of minutes walk to St Mary's, is FREE.
Church Street, in front of the church, will be closed for a street market. If you are coming to Newent from the Gloucester direction, enter Newent at the traffic lights junction and you can easily find the car park.