Concert with Alamire at St. Martin in the Fields: Anne Boleyn’s Songbook
February 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
When Anne Boleyn went to her death, one of the treasured possessions that she left behind was a music book: a collection of songs of love, sorrow, faith and joy by the finest composers of her day, with which she and her circle could beguile the passing hours. David Skinner’s early music choir Alamire recorded the Songbook in 2015 (a “lovely collection”, in the words of Gramophone) and tonight it lives again with a semi-staged performance including the letters between Henry and Anne. A compelling insight into the mind and heart not of a remote historical figure, but a living, breathing queen.
David Skinner Director
Kirsty Whatley Renaissance Harp
Jacob Heringman Lute
Anne Boleyn to be announced
Henry VIII to be announced