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 - 16-26 June 2016 picture by Robert Piwko /

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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