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.