From Dukes of Ferrara to Castello Sannazzaro

The Leominster Early Music weekend in March seems a very long time ago.  The run up to Easter is the busy time for viola da gamba players - too many notes to practise and no time for blog updating! The Border Voices Vivat Hercules! concert with Evelyn Tubb was exhilarating and we had a large [...]

Music for the Dukes of Ferrara – the composers and works

We will be joining Border Voices and Evelyn Tubb in a concert of wonderful renaissance music on 17th March in Leominster Priory. In this blog, David Hatcher has written fascinating and informative notes about the composers and sublime repertoire that we will be performing that evening. Please do come if you can - we would love to see [...]

Music for the Dukes of Ferrara

Here is some fascinating background information about the colourful lives of the Este family that David has prepared for the concert on 17th March in Leominster Priory. Part 2 about the music will be published shortly! The city of Ferrara, in northern Italy, enjoyed a golden age from the late fifteenth century, lasting just over [...]