Saturday 11 July 7.30pm
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Breaking the Habit: Bringing to life the music of the Renaissance through song.
The sixteen century saw an unprecedented number of female rulers. From the powerful Medici women of Italy to the great Tudor queens of England, women across Europe held more power than ever before. Many of these monarchs used their patronage to facilitate the production of music of exquisite beauty by the finest composers of the day, extravagant showcases of their power contrasting with intimate and personal compositions. The century also saw the first publication of music by female composers, often Italian nuns, whose convents supported musical groups of astonishing ability.
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