Courtlye Musick at the Arlesey Music and Arts Festival

Courtlye Musick gave workshops in schools and an evening concert in St Peter’s Church as part of the Arlesey Music and Art Festival on Friday 21st October 2016.

During the day we spent the morning with Year 8 from Etonbury Academy who were experiencing a ‘Tudor’ day. We introduced them to the music and instruments of Shakespeare’s time as heard in the streets, at Court and on stage, but they took part in performances themselves, singing and playing.

During the afternoon we gave a short ‘Teddy Bear’ concert to the children at Gothic Mede school who enjoyed the story of Tudor Teddy going to London to learn about the musicians at the court of Henry VIII.

The day ended with the concert in the lovely, historic church of St Peter’s. An appreciative audience enjoyed secular music spanning the sixteenth century played on our huge collection of instruments.

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