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Medieval singing workshop with Leah Stuttard
Sat, April 1 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
A chance to sing Medieval English carols (they’re not just for Christmas!) as well as some medieval warm ups and Gregorian chants.
In the singing workshop, we will explore repertoire that isn’t all that well known – the medieval English carol. And like puppies, these carols weren’t just for Christmas! This type of song was unique to our isle and was the first polyphonic sacred music to have a text in the everyday language of the people (although the English was often mixed with Latin). Carols are also absolutely intended for groups of people to join in with and sing together, unlike most of the repertoire that still exists from the Middle Ages, which was meant for soloists. We will also do some medieval warm ups, and learn Gregorian chants from different places like Jerusalem, Cyprus, Poland and London.
Please note that this event is held not at the church/hall where most Colchester Early Music events take place but at Marks Tey Parish Hall which is just the other side of the A120 and railway line and is accessed from Old London Road. https://marksteyparish.org.uk/?page_id=12
To take part in the workshop please book a free place using the button on this page and then bring a donation towards the hall hire costs etc. This could be around the £10 mark but anything you’re able to give will be welcomed.