W Norfolk church hosts Medieval Christmas journey
Hexachordia, a trio of Norfolk musicians, will be taking an audience at Our Lady of St Mary's Church in South Creake on a Medieval Christmas Journey on Friday, November 25.
Performing on a variety of medieval musical instruments beneath St Mary’s famous angel roof, Hexachordia will lead a musical journey of music, song and spoken word starting at the onset of winter and travelling on through Advent and Christmas and into the hope of the new year.
The Medieval and Renaissance music comes mainly from England with a sprinkling of pieces from further across Europe. Seasonal songs will include The Sussex Carol and The Coventry Carol which have their origins in the medieval period but are still familiar to us in the twenty-first century. The music will be interspersed with readings related to the experience of winter and the Nativity.
Hexachordia is a trio of three musicians, Sarah Doig, Tony Scheuregger and Jane Scheuregger formed to make music from the pre-baroque era accessible to a wide audience. By combining music with the spoken word they aim to tell a story with each of our concert programmes, a format that has proven popular with audiences, particularly those who may not be so familiar with the early music repertoire.
The South Creake church of Our Lady of St Mary, five miles from Fakenham, is one of the most beautiful and best loved medieval churches in Norfolk. Its famous single hammerbeam roof with carved figures of painted angels is said to have been raised to celebrate the victory of Henry V at Agincourt in 1415.
The concert starts at 7pm on Friday, November 25. Tickets are £10 and include wine and refreshments. Contact Alison Wakeman on 01328 23296 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org or purchase on the door.
Proceeds will go towards the churches of North Creake, South Creake, Sculthorpe and Syderstone.
St Mary’s Church, Church Lane, South Creake NR21 9LX