trouvère in concert
Our concert programmes are available for music societies, festivals and museums. Lively and informative, we bring the sounds of the middle ages into the twenty-first century.
The following programmes are currently available, but if you have something medieval in mind please get in touch as we are very happy to sculpt a specific programme.
Superlative melodies and tales from the 12th century
The Ludus Danielis has been called the earliest surviving opera - it's a wonderful medieval musical and dramatic artefact, telling the story of the prophet Daniel in music and words. We present a selection of tunes linked with a lively telling of the biblical tales.
Gill Page and Paul Leigh as a duo or with singer Richard de Winter as a trio
A Musical History Tour
A whistle-stop tour through the music of medieval Europe, told via a magnificent array of instruments and illustrated with key pieces of music to demonstrate the changing musical styles of the period. We start with simple flutes that go right back into prehistory - and stop just as the Renaissance takes hold and music changes for good!
The Instrumentarium is presented by Paul Leigh and Gill Page
reynard the fox
Epic Comedy of the Middle Ages
Knockabout comedy and music combine, along with masks and mayhem in our unique retelling of the tales of Reynard the Fox. An archetypal trickster figure, Reynard was a hugely popular antihero in tales told throughout Europe in the middle ages. We present three tales, all taken from the original sources, in a show suitable for all ages (it's only a bit naughty....). More information here.
Reynard the Fox features Gill Page and Paul Leigh with musician and actor Dan Osbaldeston - a Trouvere old hand!