This Christmas, Stef Conner’s Timeline Songs presents two very special concerts celebrating the 800th anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta. The programmes weave together music from the time of the Angevin Kings and the early Plantagenets, folk songs telling stories the of history’s greatest tyrants, King John and King Herod, Christmas carols and new arrangements of well-known protest songs that champion humankind’s hard-won freedoms.
The first performance, on Saturday 28th November, sees the return of Leith Hill Timeline Choir to at St. Michael and All Angels, Mickleham, following their debut Christmas Concert in 2014. The choir will also perform a short excerpt from the 16th century mystery play, The Shearmen and Tailors’ Pageant, which includes the famous ‘Coventry Carol’.
The second performance, on Saturday 5th December at St Mary’s, Barnes (London) features soloists Susannah Austin and Lisa J Coates, who will be joined by members of Leith Hill Timeline Choir for several songs.
Music and history fans are also invited to join Stef for singing workshops before each concert, in which they will be introduced to the music of the troubadours, including ‘Ja Nus Hons Pris’, a song in Old French by King Richard the Lionheart! No previous singing experience is required and all are welcome.
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