This strand of Exmoor Singers’ activities aims to contextualise music through the power of time and place. So far, there have been 3 concerts in the series:
Gunpowder, Treason & Plot, 5 November 2009
Music from the time of Guy Fawkes in St Mary Undercroft (under the Houses of Parliament). Gunpowder, Treason & Plot archive page (opens in new window).
Songs for a Rebel Household, 26 June 2010
Music by William Byrd, a Catholic in Elizabeth I’s very Protestant times, at Ingatestone Hall, the home of one of his Catholic patrons, John Petre. Rebel Household archive page (opens in new window).
Remembrance of the Blitz, 13 November 2011
Music from and about WWII in the Dutch Church, Austin Friars, damaged during the Blitz. The event included a ‘Blitz walk’ and Ration-book canapés accompanied by popular songs of the day. Remembrance archive page (opens in new window).