Musical blasts from Christmas past - The Leamington Observer

Musical blasts from Christmas past

CHRISTMAS music centuries past can be heard at concerts in Leamington and Warwick in December..

The York Waits perform at Leamington’s Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday December 7 and The City Musick perform at Warwick’s St Mary’s Church in Warwick on December 15.

The York Waits brings a new programme – The Mirth and Melody of Angels.

With singer Deborah Catterall, the five instrumentalists bring an amazing array of instruments that would have been played soem 500 hundred years ago. These include bagpipes, crumhorns, a curtal, fiddles, a harp, a hurdy gurdy, an organ, pipe and tabor, recorders, sackbuts, shawms, a sordune, trumpets and violins.

They recently played when the King visited York and so continue the tradition of providing music for all important occasions in the city.

The City Musick’s seven instrumentalists with singer Angela Hicks will perform their programme Heigh Ho Holiday: Christmas Revels in 17th century London.

They made its BBC Proms debut in 2012 and the group directed by William Lyons – also known to Warwick audiences for his work with The Dufay Collective – has appeared in many festivals both in the UK and on the continent.

Tickets for all Leamington Music concerts are available on, by calling 01926 334418 or in person at the Royal Pump Rooms, Leamington or the Court House in Warwick.


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