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A Health to the Company

October 24 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT


17th-century London roars to life in this convivial program of jovial drinking songs, love ballads both naughty and nice, and rustic catches for carousing with friends. We share tales of pickpockets and punks, wise maids and goodfellows, the wonders of tobacco, the pitfalls of gambling, and the delights of good ale. Between toasts, we contemplate the meaning of life and reflect on unrequited love. Rounding out the afternoon’s merriment are works by Wilbye, Ravenscroft, and Sumarte, along with our original settings of lively country dances. Raise your glass and voice and sing along!

Elise Groves, soprano, percussion
Matthew Leese, baritone
Karen Burciaga, violin, guitar, alto
Dan Meyers, recorders, flutes, bagpipes, percussion, baritone
David H. Miller, bass viol, baritone
Matthew Wright, lute, cittern, tenor

Outdoor concert at private residence in Medford, MA (1/2 mi from Medford Square)
Attendance is limited; kindly RSVP to reserve your spot.
BYOB, snacks, blanket or lawn chair!


October 24
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
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