To Shorten Winter's Sadness - music, words and song for Christmas and Winter


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Sidney Sussex College Chapel

Saturday, 22 Dec 2012, 7:30PM

Ticket info

Tickets £12 (£8 concessions) from 0844 8700 887 or at the door


Eleanor Cramer (Soprano, Bass Viol);
Jamie Akers (Lute, guitar);
Alison Kinder (Viols, Recorders);
Tamsin Lewis (Violin, Viols, Alto);
Michael Palmer (Actor, Baritone)


Includes music by Byrd, Gibbons, Weelkes, Hume, Peerson and East and readings from Shakespeare, Stow, Herrick and Evelyn.


16th and 17th Century music, words and song for Christmas and Winter

The programme consists of ballads, lutesongs, carols, consort music, madrigals and readings and follows the religious calendar from Advent to the beginning of Lent. It also describes many of the festive customs of the time, with feasts and revels through the cold of winter, and fairs upon the frozen river.

Performed in Elizabethan costume


Sidney Street, Cambridge, CB2 3HU

Posted by Tamsin Lewis