Mischief & Merriment

Saturday 12 December 1.00pm
£10.00 (£50.00 Festival Pass)

Available to buy until 21 December and watch on demand until 6 January 2021.
Please note if you purchased tickets after the start of the concert you will be granted access the next working day.

Lydia Gosnell, Miriam Monaghan, Caoimhe de Paor, Teresa Wrann recorders

Christmas was the highlight of the Tudor calendar: following a strict period of advent fasting, celebrations were stretched into a twelve day indulgence of mischief and merriment. These elaborate celebrations were presided over by the Lord of Misrule, who coordinated the Christmastide entertainments for the court. In this concert, Palisander return to the NCEM to take on the role of Lords of Misrule, presenting festive songs and dances that will keep your toes tapping throughout December! Traditional renaissance settings of familiar carols will be paired with music to accompany the whopping 20+ course Tudor Christmas dinner; Yuletide courtly dances and playful contemporary takes the Lord of Misrule’s spectacles.

Palisander will showcase their full recorder family, from the 6 inch garklein, to the 6 foot contrabass, and everything in between. Featured composers will include Antony Holborne, John Dowland, Thoinot Arbeau and Michael Praetorius.

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