Old Christmas Return’d!

20 December 19:30

Seasonal Tudor Music and Songs

We welcome Piva back to Shaw House where they will be performing a wide range of authentic period instruments such as shawms, cornett and recorders, this year they are delighted to be joined by their special guest, singer An Croenen Brutsaert.

Winter could be a harsh time with long nights and little fresh food, but the Twelve Days of Christmas were filled with feasting, music, dancing, singing, games and revelry. It was a time of entertainments, wassailing on the village green, masques and plays at court.  Piva will be capturing a flavour of these times by playing and singing music of the period and telling tales from the time.

The evening will be a perfect way to drive away the cold, dark nights of winter and prepare you for the Christmas festivities.

“Piva perform with style and panache.” fRoots Magazine
“A very talented band of specialist musicians” Stafford Gatehouse Theatre


Venue: Shaw House
Thursday 20th December 2018  |  Doors 7pm   | Performance 7.30pm

Adults £14 (£13 with WBC card), under 16’s £5 (£4 with WBC card)
Available from Shaw House 01635 279279 or online.

The cafe will be open, serving wine, local beer/cider, mince pies and mulled wine.


About Piva
Founded in 2002, Piva have firmly established themselves as one of this country’s leading early music ensembles. Playing throughout the UK and Europe, they have gained a reputation for their lively performances and entertaining shows.  The members of Piva have wide and diverse musical backgrounds in playing renaissance, jazz, classical, baroque, folk and roots music.  They bring all of these diverse musical influences together and fuse them with their knowledge of renaissance music and instruments.  The result is early music with attitude!





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.


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.

Please note, a £1 booking fee will be applied to tickets purchased from the Corn Exchange by telephone and online.  Fees for telephone purchases are capped at £6, online purchases are not capped.  To see the full terms and conditions visit https://www.westberkshireheritage.org/tcs