Sunday, June 13, 2010

Rare Byrds

Clockwise from top left:
Simone Petrich (nyckelharpa)
Ana Good (mezzo soprano)
Aart Brusse (recorders)
Alan Edwards (spinet)
Jonathon Cweorth (recorders)
Helan Edwards (alto)
Anneloes de Groot (recorders)
Jo Fielding (viol)
Chen-Yee Chan (percussion)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Medieval Midwinter Programme Saturday 19 June

Dunedin Public Art Gallery Conference Room
Free admission
All welcome!

10.30am Workshop: French folk dancing, including medieval dances
(Kate Grace, Les Belles Vilaines)

12.00noon Renaissance Puppet Show: Jonah and the Whale
(Medieval Society and Steiner School Puppeteers)

12.15pm Presentation: Renaissance Herbal Medicine and Modern Health.
(Sandra Clair)
Includes a rare opportunity to view a sixteenth-century herbal treatise, the oldest medical book in New Zealand

1.15pm Recital: Dunedin Rudolf Steiner School Recorder Ensemble

1.30pm Workshop: English Country Dances of the seventeenth century
(Jonathan Cweorth, Playford Dancers)

2.30pm Workshop: The Idiot’s Guide to Morris Dancing
(Jules Mann, Jack Frost Morris)

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Concert 18th June

The Dunedin Medieval and Renaissance Society
proudly presents


A midwinter celebration of Medieval. Renaissance and Baroque dance music.
Includes works by Nicholson, Praetorius, Strozzi, and Purcell.

Friday 18 June
St Paul’s Cathedral Crypt
Door sales $12/$10

Featuring Panache, Rare Byrds, Les Belles Vilaines, Jack Frost Morris, the Playford Dancers, and Martin Takac.

Belles Qui Pavanent (Thoinot Arbeau, 1589)
Les Belles Vilaines and Playford Dancers

Reading: The Social Uses of Dancing,

The Black Nag (John Playford, 1623-1687)
Playford Dancers

The Jewes Dance
(Richard Nicholson , 1563-1639)

Pavane dan Vers (Anon., 1599)

Slovakian Dance Suite (Traditional):

Two Slovakian Midwinter Carols (Traditional)

Princes qu’en mains tenez
“The princes who hold us in their grip”
(Traditional Breton)
Les Belles Vilaines

Reading: Choreomania (Dancing Plagues)

Ductia (Anon., 13th century)

Tourdion (Arbeau, 1589)
Les Belles Vilaines

Volta Francese (Bellerofonte Castaldi, 1622)

Dance Suite (Michael Praetorius, 1571-1621)

Harpsichord Dances
Round O Minuett (Jeremiah Clarke 1674-1707)
La Volta (William Byrd, 1540-1623)

Reading: Against Dancing
(The Lawes and Statutes of Geneva, 1643)

Lillibulero (Traditional)
Jack Frost Morris

Gigue pour deux clavecins
(Gaspard Le Roux d.1707)

Chi brama amore “Love’s Forgiveness”
(Barbara Strozzi, 1619-1677)

Reading: Dancing Queens

I attempt from love’s sickness to fly
From The Indian Queen

Chaconne for two recorders
Canon from Diocletian

Sing, sing while we trip it
From The Fairy Queen
(Henry Purcell, 1659-1695)

Belle qui tiens ma vie
“The beauty who holds my life captive”