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A Medieval Christmas Concert - St Andrew’s Church

The Telling

Event preview

ON DECEMBER 3, 2010, the all-female group The Telling will perform A Medieval Christmas, a candlelit concert in aid of St Andrew’s Cold Weather Night Shelter Charity, at St Andrew’s Church in Upper Holloway.

Be transported back to another age through readings and stories, such as poems advising against over-drinking, accounts of harsh winters and a description of Christmas at the court of King Arthur.

Through medieval and more recent poems and prose, take a look at long traditions dating back to the Middle Ages and the spirit of Christmas past.

The music includes a selection of the most beautiful medieval carols, some of which are still sung today. There are also songs about winter, songs to the Virgin Mary and a bawdy drinking song from the Carmina Burana, plus the first performance of a new piece by Dean Adams for recorder and harp.

The Telling are Clare Norburn (soprano), Layil Barr (recorders, viol), Joy Smith (harp, recorder, percussion), Emily Askew (fiddle, bagpipes, recorder) and Patience Tomlinson (actress).

Tickets: £12 (£10 concessions), £20 per couple includes a glass of mulled wine.

To book call 020 7263 1920 or 020 7281 6864.

Time: 7.30pm.

St Andrew’s Church, Whitehall Park, Upper Holloway, London, N19 3TN