Centered on the wealth of music associated with such legendary royalty as Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Mary Queen of Scots, voices and instruments resound in this joyful program for cathedral, court, and countryside. Works by Englishmen William Byrd and Thomas Tallis are featured alongside Scottish masters Robert Carver and Robert Johnson, as well as "Tudor tutor," Philip van Wilder. Compositions by Henry VIII himself are also showcased. The program is rounded out by carols and dances especially loved by Henry's daughters, and wives Anne Boleyn and Katherine Parr.
This presentation is supported by the Arts Midwest Touring Fund , a program of Arts Midwest that is funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from The Ohio Arts Council and the Crane Group.