Early Music Festival: The Telling - Unsung Heroine

Early Music Festival: The Telling - Unsung Heroine

Saturday 15 July, 2017

7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


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 information to follow.

Please note that The Old Church bar is cash only.