Snettisham St Mary’s Church to host A Medieval Christmas concert
A Medieval Christmas is promised at Snettisham’s St Mary’s Church tomorrow at 3pm when Hexachordia perform in concert.
The trio have been on tour in Norfolk and an enthusiastic audience was treated to an afternoon of 500 year-old music when the Norfolk-based Hexachordia Trio came to Necton All Saints church on Sunday, November 18.
They introduced their listeners to a variety of late Medieval composers and the music of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
Tony and Jane Scheuregger, and Sarah Doig, displayed their skills on a wide variety of contemporary instruments including the crumhorn, harp, viol, lute, a renaissance guitar, bagpipes and a glittern, a round-backed stringed instrument.
It was entitled Puddings and Pies because all the music and all the words had references to food.
It was a rich menu of not only music, song and words but also poetry and verses written by the literary giants of the time such as Geoffrey Chaucer, William Shakespeare and Edmund Spenser. This menu of music and words was followed by tea with the trio answering questions about their various instruments which rarely feature in orchestras today.
Hexachordia tour not only East Anglia but the whole country and it was their third appearance in Necton having recently performed for the King’s Lynn music society at the Assembly Rooms in the town hall.
“They are very talented musicians and we asked them back because we like them,” said the rector, the Rev Stephen Thorp. “It was a very interesting and entertaining afternoon. They are very talented musicians and it’s captivating to see the instruments being played.
“It was also a good social occasion for people to come together, relax, hear good music and have some nice food. Everyone really enjoyed it.”
The concert at Snettisham tomorrow is £8 and (includes a glass of mulled wine and mince pies).