#HomeTour

#HomeTour runs weekly on Wednesdays from 12th August to 21st October. The schedule consists of live Sephardic, medieval and lullaby concerts, stories with music, live singing workshops, and online premieres of two concert/plays by Clare Norburn.

Plus, we welcome you to join us in our pre-show singing workshops so you can singalong in some numbers as well as post-show Q&A parties where you can ask questions to members of the production team!

All of these shows are available for free for one week we would really appreciate any donations.

Donate a whole amount up to £20 by texting

TELLING followed by the AMOUNT YOU WANT TO DONATE to 70085

E.g. Text TELLING 20 to 70085 to donate £20

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Vision

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Wednesday 12 August 2020, 8pm

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Part of Stroud Green Virtual Festival

The imagined testimony of Hildegard von Bingen, our critically acclaimed concert/play by Clare Norburn reimagined for online screening.

Clare Norburn & Ariane Prüssner, voices

Jean Kelly, medieval harp

Teresa Banham, actor as Hildegard 

Filming by Gerald Kyd

Sound by Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde & Jiva Housden

Lighting by Natalie & Mark Rowland, MobileStage Ltd

Directed by Nicholas Renton

Play by Clare Norburn

Hildegard Preview with In Retreat singers, 7.55pm

Just before the premiere of Vision, we are thrilled to present some of our In Retreat workshop participants singing Hildegard's Studium Divinitatis.

Special thanks to Julia Ward, Roberta Catizone, Mary Guy, Margaret Deuter, Louise Emms, Elaine Spicer, Penelope Bateman, Anne Mackintosh, Jane Hunt and Yvonne Napper for being part of the film.

Week off - tune into ThamesValley Early Music Forum

Wednesday 19 August 2020, 7.30pm

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Thames Valley Early Music Forum presents David Allinson online: the second of two illustrated talks on motets from the Song of Songs with music by Lassus, Clemens and L’Héritier.

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The Tiller Girl

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Wednesday 26 August 2020, 8pm

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The Tiller Girl is a beautifully re-imagined folk tale from medieval Italy. A story of the power of a brave and true heart and the unexpected rewards reaped through selfless generosity.
Filmed in one take as a live storytelling performance, the footage then began its creative journey to develop into this film. Combining words, cinematography and music (from medieval to the present day, performed on early and modern instruments), it is simply a feast for the senses.

“So improvisatory and spontaneous. Very very exciting.” BBC Radio 3, Sean Rafferty 

“Magical and virtuosic harps.”

BBC Radio 4, Jenni Murray (Women’s Hour)

Joy Smith, medieval harp, bray harp, Celtic harp, percussion and narration

Jorge Jimenez, vielle and violin

Filmed by James Dowling

Edited and produced by Jorge Jimenez

Week off - tune into Southern Early Music Forum

Wednesday 2 September 2020

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Southern Early Music Forum presents “When David Heard” - the death of Prince Henry 1612: An illustrated talk by Patrick Craig with music by Byrd, Tomkins, Weelkes, Gibbons and Ramsey.


When the eighteen-year-old heir to the throne, Prince Henry, died suddenly after an unwise dip in the Thames in 1612, the country mourned the loss of a potentially brilliant monarch. Musical grief poured out from the composers of the day led by William Byrd but also featuring Tomkins, Weelkes, Gibbons and Ramsey. “When David heard” was the text most expressively set, and Patrick will conclude with an overview of other settings, including those by Josquin and Gombert.

Minimum charge of £5 to attend.

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Sephardic Concert

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Wednesday 9 September 2020, 8pm

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Clare Norburn (soprano) and Ariane Prüssner (mezzo and medieval harp) present timeless songs of love and longing from the Sephardic tradition from the Jewish diaspora after their expulsion from Spain in 1492 to a small audience in Stroud Green.

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Meet the Instruments

Wednesday 16 September 2020, 8pm

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Multi-instrumentalist Giles Lewin introduces a series of his weird and wonderful instruments including the oud, Vielle (medieval fiddle) and bagpipes, before a four-part John Playford dance finale!

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Lullaby Concert

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Wednesday 23 September 2020, 8pm

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Clare Norburn (soprano) and Ariane Prüssner (mezzo and medieval harp) present a mix of medieval, classical and traditional lullabies from around the world.

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Medieval Concert

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Wednesday 30 September 2020, 8pm

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Clare Norburn (soprano) and Ariane Prüssner (mezzo and medieval harp) present a medieval concert.

Preview with In Retreat singers, 7.55pm

Ahead of the Medieval Concert premiere, we're thrilled to present some of our In Retreat workshop participants singing Stella Splendens.

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Unsung Heroine

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Wednesday 7 October 2020, 8pm

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The secret life and love of troubadour Countess Beatriz de Dia, our critically acclaimed concert/play by Clare Norburn reimagined for online screening.

Clare Norburn & Ariane Prüssner, voices

Joy Smith, medieval harp & percussion

Giles Lewin, Vielle & bagpipes

Anna Demetriou, actor as Beatriz 

Filming by Gerald Kyd

Sound by Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde & Jiva Housden

Lighting by Natalie Rowland, MobileStage Ltd

Directed by Nicholas Renton

Play by Clare Norburn

Post-show Q&A Party

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Actor Anna Demetriou, director Nicholas Renton, writer/producer/soprano Clare Norburn and vielle/bagpipes player Giles Lewin were joined by members of the audience to answer questions and delve into an enthralling discussion.

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Contemplation

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Wednesday 14 October 2020, 8pm

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Clare Norburn (soprano) and Ariane Prüssner (mezzo and medieval harp) present a concert of mesmerising medieval music including chant, troubadour melodies and music by Hildegard von Bingen.

 
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Ave Donna

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Wednesday 21 October 2020, 8pm

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Ariane Prüssner (mezzo) presents a brand new film consisting of music by Hildegard of Bingen as well as troubadour, Sephardic and other melodies, filmed by her daughter, Marlene Rees.

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Love in the Lockdown

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A playwright and musician in the early stages of a relationship are separated in the lockdown. They work together online on stories and music inspired by an earlier quarantine in Florence in 1348, as translated into literature by Giovanni Boccaccio in his book The Decameron. The project provides a framework for strange echoes over Zoom, which start to impinge on the characters’ isolated lives.

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I, Spie

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The imagined story of Elizabethan Spook composer, John Dowland. Online premiere of a brand-new concert/play by Clare Norburn.

Thanks to our Funders

The Telling #HomeTour is funded by Arts Council England’s Emergency Response FundThe Sylvia Waddilove Foundation and The Golsoncott Foundation.

 

The films of Vision and Unsung Heroine are supported by The Ambache Charitable Trust, which is active in raising the profile of women composers.

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