A Brief History Of Music – GreenMatthews

20 May 19:30

600 years of musical history in 90 minutes!

Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.

Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) GreenMatthews paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace.

The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast!

Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as virginal, rauschpfeife and lute (and that’s just the first 100 years!) ‘A Brief History of Music‘ uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won’t want to return!

 

 

“Eclectic and enjoyable… a bewildering range of instruments” (English Dance and Song)

 

Venue: Shaw House
Sunday 20 May 2018  | Doors 7pm  |   Performance 7.30pm

Adults £12 (£11 with WBC) Under 16s £5 (£4 with WBC)

Available from Shaw House 01635 279279 and tickets will be available on the door.

 


 

ONLINE BOOKINGS

The Corn Exchange (Newbury) provide box office services, including online booking, for selected events. Where online booking is available you will be directed to a booking page hosted by The Corn Exchange. Online bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee per ticket.

The bookings page is universal to the Corn Exchange website, please note that the information regarding wheelchair seats and group discounts do not apply to West Berkshire Heritage event.

BOOKING AT THE VENUE

Bookings made in person, or by telephone  at Shaw House, West Berkshire Museum or the Corn Exchange Box Office will be processed free of charge.