“In the Fields of Frost and Snow” by Hexachordia
December 1 @ 19:30 – 21:00
The early music trio Hexachordia (www.hexachordia.com) presents a programme of mirth and merriment for the festive season, revealing what Christmas and New Year was like for folk at all levels of society in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Featuring Hexachordia’s trademark blend of instrumental music, song and narrative, they will bring to life the winter season of times gone by. The trio will play a range of authentic copies of old instruments including the gittern, vielle, crumhorn, lute, viol, recorder and bagpipes. Many of today’s seasonal carols have their origins in the Medieval and Tudor eras, and so even if the instruments Hexachordia plays them on may be unfamiliar, some of the tunes will be known to many.
The group will also show how some of the traditions associated with the festive season go back many centuries. “In the Fields in Frost and Snow” will appeal both to those new to early music, as well as to audiences with a well-established love of this beautiful, timeless music.