Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax
Friday 26 May
Event 1 2.00pm – c.3.00pm
Venue Beverley Minster
Cathryn Dew artistic director
Merit Ariane Stephanos composer Jennifer Cohen flute
with the University of Hull Chapel Choir directed by Simon Desbruslais
& Music Students from the University of York
Beverley Grammar School students directed by Zoe Hughes
and Pupils from Beverley Primary Schools
Based on the Festival’s exhibition of illuminated manuscripts from the workshop of renaissance polymath (and royal spy) Petrus Alamire, Of Shoes and Ships and Sealing Wax introduces primary and secondary students to the music of the past, and helps them to make sense of it in a modern world.
Throughout the month leading into the Festival, student mentors from Beverley Grammar School and pupils from local primaries will work alongside professional performers and advanced music students. Together they will explore intriguing 15th and 16th century repertoire and blend it with their own creative responses to tell incredible tales from Alamire’s unusual life!
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