Saturday, October 10, 2009

City Musick: Topping Tooters of the Town


"Waits" were bands of professional musicians who played at civic and ceremonial occasions in Renaissance England. These musicians were primarily wind instrument performers, playing the shawm, sackbut and cornett. A new group, City Musick, has been formed by the William Lyons, known to many from his work with the Dufay Collective, to perform the music of the waits.

The San Diego Early Music Society is fortunate to be able to present City Music on their premier American tour. Their program in San Diego, "The Topping Tooters of the Town," will feature dances, psalm tunes, canzonets and traditional tunes from 16th and 17th century England, and include works by Holborne, Morley, Phillips, Ravenscroft, Dowland among others.

Please join us on October 16th, at 8pm, at St. James by-the-Sea Episcopal Church, 743 Prospect Street, La Jolla for this concert which promises to be historically informative as well as fun! Tickets are available by calling (619) 291-8246, or through our Web site, www.sdems.org. Prices: General public - $25; SDEMS members - $22; students - $10.

No comments: