Join us in an exquisite garden for a tour of medieval Europe, from 13th Century Scotland, to the trouvères of France, the dance music of Italy and the pilgrim songs of Spain.
Banquo Folk Ensemble has been performing in Victoria for over 20 years. Vocalists and multi-instrumentalists, they take early music from the written and oral traditions and develop arrangements that are both creative and faithful to the origins of the music.
This program focuses on medieval music across Europe, from the 12th through to the 15th centuries.
Members of Banquo are:
Gwen Jamieson – voice, hurdy gurdy, cittern, gothic harp
Linda Donn – voice, treble medieval vielle, recorders
Amy Reiswig – percussion
Bill Jamieson – tenor medieval vielle, shawm, recorders, German bagpipes
The program includes:
Tant m’abelis – Berenguier de Palou (1150-1185, France)
Under der Linden – Walther von der Vogelweide (1170-1230, Germany)
Douce Dame Jolie – Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377, France)
Lamento di Tristano/La Rotta – Anonymous (14th Century, Italy)
Two Cantigas de Santa Maria – attributed Alfonso X of Castile (1221-1284, Spain)
Reis Glorios – Guirat de Borneth (1138-1215, France)
Ex Te Lux Oritur – Anonymous (13th Century, Scotland)
And more . . . .
The concert is free or by donation (suggested donation: $20), with all of the proceeds going to the musicians. Donate through CanadaHelps (specify Summer Garden Concerts) and get a tax receipt, or bring cash to the concert (no receipt).
When: Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, at 3pm
Where: Private garden in Oak Bay (directions will be provided on signing up for the concert)
Sign up: Please let us know if you are planning to attend by sending an email to our board member Judith at email@example.com so we can plan for the numbers and give you directions to the garden.
BYOC (bring your own chair)
We’re grateful to Dr. Howard for allowing us to use his wonderful garden for the concerts.