33 - Game of Thrones

33 - Game of Thrones

22 July 2018 9:45 pm

All Saints Church, Helmsley, YO62 5BJ

33 - Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones

Elin Manahan Thomas (soprano)
Elizabeth Kenny (lute)

Queen Elizabeth I gloried in her reputation as the world's most famous virgin. Unmarried until the end, she used her maidenhood as a pawn, promising one great European after another the greatest gift she could bestow: her hand in marriage. Among her suitors were Philip II of Spain, Archduke Charles of Austria, and two Dukes of Anjou, Henry and Francis. But her lasting love was for her courtier and lifelong devotee Robert Dudley, the one man she could not marry. Through all this turbulent time the English Renaissance flourished. The Tudor court buzzed with music, and the cult of 'Oriana' gave rise to the madrigal and the popularity of the lute, with one John Dowland trying to gain a place as court lutenist and two official royal composers, Thomas Tallis and William Byrd, embroiled in intrigue as devout Catholics at a Protestant court. Elin Manahan-Thomas and Elizabeth Kenny tell Elizabeth’s story at home and abroad, in words and music by Dowland, Byrd, Tallis, Morley, de Monte, Lassus, Victoria and Carissimi.

‘Ravishing simplicity’– The Times

Prices: Full £15.00,  Gold £12.00,  Silver £13.50,  Under 25 £7.50