Stoke Newington Early Music Festival: The Telling

Stoke Newington Early Music Festival: The Telling

Saturday 15 July, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Price: £12/£10 concessions

Stoke Newington Early Music Festival presents: The Telling: Unsung Heroine.

The imagined history of troubadour Countess Beatriz de Dia. A blending of history and fiction, this intimate concert/play takes you back to the heady atmosphere 12th century Provence with plaintive songs and foot-stomping medieval dances.

Jan Chappell plays the redoubtable Beatriz, a feisty woman troubadour, trapped in a loveless marriage.  She meets fellow troubadour Raimbaut d’Aurenga and they embark on a passionate affair. But Beatriz has enemies at court and as summer moves to autumn and events spiral inevitably towards their conclusion, Beatriz channels her feelings into her song A Chantar, the only troubadour song by a woman, where both poetry and melody survive.

Ticket details – including special offers – available from the Early Music Festival website: http://stokenewingtonearlymusic.org.uk/

Please note that The Old Church bar is cash only.

The Stoke Newington Early Music Festival is supported by Bridgewood & Neitzert Ltd.