The Eton Choirbook was created between 1500 and 1505 and originally contained 93 works by 24 composers from the early Tudor period. It exists in highly decorated manuscript, and was compiled for use in Henry VI’s Chapel at Eton College.
This programme of a cappella music will highlight compositions from this extraordinary collection of works and offer some insight into other English composers of the period.
BEMP’s principal musical director JanJoost van Elburg will give a pre concert talk on the Eton Choirbook at 6pm before the concert at 6.45pm on Sunday October 23rd. Tickets on sale here now £15/£8, free to u12s
Blackdowns Early Music Projects is delighted to welcome Taro Takeuchi back to the South West to play in All Saints Church, Culmstock EX15 3JD on at 6 pm Saturday 24th September. The programme will include music by Dowland, Purcell, Bach and Spanish dances. Early booking recommended, particularly if you wish to have dinner afterwards at The Culm Valley Inn, a limited number of combined Recital plus 2 course Dinner tickets is available…. see all details here.
In addition to playing the recital on September 24th Taro is also offering tuition for intermediate and advanced players of lutes and guitar (classical & baroque) in All Saints Church on Friday September 23rd. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org before September 16th for more details.
BEMP will be delving into the repertoire of the Eton Choir Book and offering a concert of this unique soundworld on Sunday October 23rd… more information soon, please keep your diary clear!
For your diary, more details in due course:
April 10th Works for multiple choirs of Voices and Instruments directed by JanJoost van Elburg (with The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble)
October 23rd Gems from the Eton Choir Book
BEMP welcomes a guest choir, COQU from Utrecht, for concerts May 6 & 7 (North Curry and Wellington)