Tom Vollmer from Courtly Arts Performers of Victoria Inc has sent through the following information which our members may find interesting.
We mark the festive season with a courtly celebration of dance and music spanning four centuries, performed in sumptuous Renaissance and Baroque costume and led by our masters of ceremony Roderick Laird and David Ranson. Live music will be performed on period instruments, including hurdy gurdy, lute, recorders, krummhorns, cornamuse and viols.
The Courtly Arts Performers bring alive the music, song and dance of a more chivalrous age. With choreography and costumes based on meticulous research by Helga Hill OAM and using period instruments, the group recreates a bygone era with passion and authenticity.
For over 40 years, the Rippon Lea Dancers, Early Music Consort of Melbourne and associate artists (now under the banner of the Courtly Arts Performers of Victoria) have been entertaining audiences throughout Victoria with music, dances, songs and stories from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque periods. All performances feature costumes and instruments appropriate to the period.
There will be two afternoon performances coming up: 24 November in Kew, and 1 December in Brighton. For further details and ticket sales, visit their website at https://www.courtlyarts.com