Wykeham Consort Performs Celtic Music for Christmas

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Come hear the acclaimed Wykeham Consort play Celtic Music for Christmas. Their concert, Take Joy!, includes the haunting, mysterious Abbots’ Bromley, MacCrimmons’ Lament, the raucous and joyful piece Christmas Day in Da Mornin’ and more familiar tunes I Wonder as I Wander and Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day. Join us as they share this thoughtful music for a winter’s night.

Wykeham Consort is a group of musician friends who love to make music together and enjoy sharing what they have discovered. Some of them met as performers in The Everyman Guild many years ago, some of us met as Orff Schulwerk music educators, and one was commandeered in a local diner while having brunch with his mother! They all live within 40 minutes of each other and rehearse once a week either at Andy’s Suzuki Studio in Sandy Hook or at Matilda’s house in Washington. Wykeham Consort has been performing together since 2010. They specialize in music of the Renaissance and then fell in love with Sephardic music. Last year they recorded an album of Sephardic and Spanish Renaissance music, She Came Out Of The Sea, which is available on iTunes, CD Baby and at our concerts. They have another complete Sephardic album ready to record. Now they are exploring Celtic music- collecting, arranging and rehearsing it. For more information visit wykehamconsort.com

Photo l. to r. – Erica Warnock (Bass Viol), founder Matilda Giampietro (Soprano Voice)
Sarah Jane Chelminski (Recorders), James Allen (Percussion), Andy LaFreniere (Guitar)
Photo Credit: Lyndsey Victoria Photography.

LOCATION:
Gunn Memorial Library
5 Wykeham Road, Washington CT 06793

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