Programmes

The Telling specialises in programmes of medieval music and storytelling, narrative and poetry.

A Medieval Christmas
a candlelit celebration of Christmas in olden times with songs, poetry, dances and Christmas stories.  2-5 musicians plus actress

Unsung Heroine
the imagined history of troubadour Countess Beatriz de Dia.       3 musicians  with Jan Chappell

Vision the imagined testimony of extraordinary medieval Abbess and composer Hildegard von Bingen.  2-4 musicians with Niamh Cusack

Tall Towers, Husbands and Other Obstacles to Love   Troubadour and Trouvere love songs from the 12th and 13th century.  4 musicians

Climb Every Mountain  Pilgrim songs and dances for Montserrat from 13th century Spain.  4 musicians

The Lily and the Rose Music from across Europe exploring the sacred and love song reference to these flowers. Music by HildegardMachaut, the beautiful carol Ther Is No Rose, exotic upbeat Spanish cantigas and soulful songs from the Sephardic Jewish tradition and much more.

Into the Melting Pot: voices of a community of Jewish, Christian and Muslim women from across the Spanish peninsula; women’s stories of integration, love, the rich cultural heritage of the Spanish peninsula and racial intolerance are played out to a soundtrack of plaintive Sephardic songs and lively medieval Cantigas and instrumentals.

 

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