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Seven Times Salt – Courtiers and Costermongers: Consorts and Ballads of 17th-century London

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Date(s) - 04/16/2018
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Aldworth Manor


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A Potluck, BYOB concert at our lovely headmaster’s house on the Manor grounds.

Join Seven Times Salt at the Headmaster’s House at beautiful Aldworth Manor for a musical tour of 17th-century London. Songs from taverns, markets and well-appointed homes including music for the broken consort, a favored ensemble during Queen Elizabeth I’s reign. Our program includes splendid music from Thomas Morley’s First Booke of Consort Lessons; boisterous country dance tunes; and broadside ballads about epic battles, musicians making trouble, and that most perennial of all subjects… beer. This is a potluck event — BYOB and snacks to share!

Seven Times Salt

  • Matthew Leese – baritone
  • Karen Burciaga – renaissance violin, voice
  • Dan Meyers – renaissance flute, recorders, percussion, voice
  • Josh Schreiber Shalem – bass viol, voice
  • Matthew Wright – lute, bandora, voice

Seven Times Salt is a Boston-based early music ensemble specializing in repertoire of the 16th and 17th centuries. Praised for creative programming and an “impeccably balanced sound,” the group has performed since 2003 at venues throughout New England including Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Plimoth Plantation, the New England Folk Festival, WGBH radio, and many others. They have researched and presented dynamic original programs for the Amherst, Bloomington, and Boston Early Music Festivals (Fringe), the Society For Historically Informed Performance, and their own self-produced concert series, now in its 15th year. These musicians delight in blurring the lines between “art music” and folk tunes, and feel at ease performing in the concert hall, the dance hall, or the beer hall!

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