20 Aug, 2020 19:30
GreenMatthews – A Brief History of Music
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The latest show from acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.
Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) Chris and Sophie paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace.
The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast!
Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as cittern, rauschpfeife and virginal (and that’s just the first 100 years!) ‘A Brief History of Music‘ uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won’t want to return!
This event will take place LIVE in Zoom.
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We are offering three ticket types for this event:
– Standard ticket is the ‘normal’ price that we would charge for the event
– Pay a bit more is for those who can afford to, and would like to help support live music and our artists
– Pay a bit less is for those who would find the standard ticket a bit of a stretch, for whatever reason.
You can purchase whichever ticket you like; you don’t need to give a reason, and you won’t be asked for any proof of need. For online events you only need to purchase one ticket per household/computer.
We are trialling this ticket system to help make our events more accessible to more people, and to allow those who would happily pay a bit more to do so easily, helping us to subsidise tickets for those who can’t afford them.
“You guys are awesome!” Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe
“Eclectic and enjoyable… a bewildering range of instruments” English Dance and Song Magazine