SoHIP presents: Up Merry Mates
London’s Inns of Court, where lawyers have trained for centuries, held lavish winter festivities during Queen Elizabeth I’s reign. Nightly revels gave law students a welcome break from their studies, offering the chance to act, sing, dance and drink alongside the public and nobility alike! Masques with ornate sets and fantastical costumes spared no expense and concluded with rambunctious country dances for all. Our program includes comic and dramatic songs by Campion, Dowland, and Robert Johnson; masquing tunes by Coperario and Morley; and the old measures, or ceremonial court dances, in our own arrangements for broken consort.
Seven Times Salt: Karen Burciaga, violin & tenor viol; Daniel Meyers, recorders, flute & percussion; Josh Schreiber Shalem, bass viol; Matthew Wright, lute; with Michael Barrett, tenor & recorder; Agnes Coakley, soprano; Nathaniel Cox, bandora & theorbo