• Blurring the boundaries of what a concert is, The Telling brings you intimate “concert-theatre” pieces. More than a concert, we transport you back in time through song, music, poetry and story-telling.

Don’t miss The Telling’s next concert: 15 July

Unsung Heroine at Stoke Newington Early Music Festival
Saturday 15 July, 7.30pm – 9.30pm    St Mary’s Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street N16 9ES
Event details
UNSUNG HEROINE @ The Earl Haig Hall, Stroud Green, London The Telling @ Stroud Green Festival 2016 - www.stroudgreenfestival.org.uk 16-26 June 2016 picture by Robert Piwko / www.robertpiwko.co.uk www.facebook.com/RobertPiwkoPhotography www.twitter.com/robertpiwko

The Telling
Jan Chappell actor
Clare Norburn soprano & writer
Joy Smith harp, percussion
Clare Salaman  nyckelharpa, hurdy gurdy

Unsung Heroine: The imagined history of troubadour Countess Beatriz de Dia

A blending of history and fiction, this intimate concert/play takes you back to the heady atmosphere 12th century Provence with plaintive songs and foot-stomping medieval dances.

Jan Chappell plays the redoubtable Beatriz, a feisty woman troubadour, trapped in a loveless marriage.  She meets fellow troubadour Raimbaut d’Aurenga and they embark on a passionate affair. But Beatriz has enemies at court and as summer moves to autumn and events spiral inevitably towards their conclusion, Beatriz channels her feelings into her song A Chantar, the only troubadour song by a woman, where both poetry and melody survive.

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2 concerts in North London: June/July 2017

1. Women Mystics at Twilight in candlelight at Stroud Green Festival:

Thurs 22 June, 9pm – 10pm

Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, London N4 4EL (nearest tube Finsbury Park or Crouch Hill)

Event Details

See in the twilight with mesmerising music by medieval Abbess Hildegard of Bingen and haunting medieval music from England with poetry by local poet Sarah Law inspired by Hildegard and English mystics Margery Kempe and Julian of Norwich (and her imagined conversation with Sufi mystic and poet Rumi).  This concert is dedicated to anyone affected by the tragic terrrorist incident at Finsbury Park on Sunday night.

The Telling:
Clare Norburn soprano
Ariane Prussner mezzo
Sarah Law poet

Ticket buying site:  www.stroudgreenfestival2017.eventbrite.co.uk
Website: www.stroudgreenfestival.org.uk   Download our ebrochure

2. Unsung Heroine at Stoke Newington Early Music Festival
Saturday 15 July, 7.30pm – 9.30pm

St Mary’s Old Church, Stoke Newington Church Street N16 9ES

Event details

The Telling:

Jan Chappell actor
Clare Norburn soprano & writer
Joy Smith harp, percussion
Clare Salaman  nyckelharpa, hurdy gurdy

Unsung Heroine: The imagined history of troubadour Countess Beatriz de Dia

A blending of history and fiction, this intimate concert/play takes you back to the heady atmosphere 12th century Provence with plaintive songs and foot-stomping medieval dances.

Jan Chappell plays the redoubtable Beatriz, a feisty woman troubadour, trapped in a loveless marriage.  She meets fellow troubadour Raimbaut d’Aurenga and they embark on a passionate affair. But Beatriz has enemies at court and as summer moves to autumn and events spiral inevitably towards their conclusion, Beatriz channels her feelings into her song A Chantar, the only troubadour song by a woman, where both poetry and melody survive.

THE LILY AND THE ROSE - The Telling  Clare Norburn (soprano), Ariane Prussner (mezzo soprano) & Leah Stuttard (harp)   Brighton Early Music Festival @ St Paul's Church  28th October - 13th November 2016, info: www.bremf.org.uk  picture by Robert Piwko / www.robertpiwko.co.uk  www.facebook.com/RobertPiwkoPhotography  www.twitter.com/robertpiwko

The Telling
Clare Norburn (soprano), Ariane Prussner (mezzo soprano) & Leah Stuttard (harp)
picture by Robert Piwko / www.robertpiwko.co.uk
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www.twitter.com/robertpiwko

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celebrate a Medieval Christmas this weekend with The Telling

Don’t miss our very special Medieval Christmas concert this weekend in London and Brighton: we hope to see you there!

A Medieval Christmas

Clare Norburn, soprano
Ariane Prussner, mezzo
Kaisa Pulkkinen harp, recorder

Medieval Carols, candles and mulled wine to take you to the heart of Christmas

Saturday 10th December 2016, 7.30pm – Stroud Green Festival Winter Mini Series

Holy Trinity Church, Granville Road, Stroud Green, London N4 4EL (near Finsbury Park Tube and then take the W3 to Ossian Road)

Tickets £10 or  £6 concessions on the door or pre-book 020 7281 6864

 

Sunday 11th December 2016, 7.30pm – associated with Brighton Early Music Festival

 

St Barnabas Church, 88 Sackville Road, Hove, BN3 3QE

Tickets £12 or £8 concessions on the door or pre-book 020 7281 6864  or pre-book http://www.bremf.org.uk/telling/

THE LILY AND THE ROSE - The Telling  Clare Norburn (soprano), Ariane Prussner (mezzo soprano) & Leah Stuttard (harp)   Brighton Early Music Festival @ St Paul's Church  28th October - 13th November 2016, info: www.bremf.org.uk  picture by Robert Piwko / www.robertpiwko.co.uk  www.facebook.com/RobertPiwkoPhotography  www.twitter.com/robertpiwko

 The Telling
Clare Norburn (soprano), Ariane Prussner (mezzo soprano) & Leah Stuttard (harp)
Brighton Early Music Festival 
picture by Robert Piwko / www.robertpiwko.co.uk
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www.twitter.com/robertpiwko

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Busy week for the Telling in Brighton and Warwick

It’s a busy few days for medieval ensemble The Telling!

We’re rehearsing two programmes.  Firstly we are performing our new Lily and the Rose Programme at Brighton Early Music Festival on Friday 4 November and then we are in Warwick for Leamington Music on Tuesday 8 November.  Details are below and on our Concerts page – which also has details of our Christmas concerts.

Friday 4th November 2016, 8pm: Brighton Early Music Festival 

THE LILY AND THE ROSE Music associated with the Virgin Mary and love including music by Hildegard of Bingen, Machaut, Sephardic songs and Spanish Cantigas

 

Tuesday, 8 November 2016, 7.30pm: Leamington Music

Vision: the testimony of Hildegard of Bingen: The extraordinary life of the medieval abbess, Hildegard of Bingen, alongside her haunting and distinctive chant.  With JAN CHAPPELL (pictured) as Hildegard of Bingen

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