Early Music Vancouver : The King’s Singers – Royal Blood: Music for Henry VIII

Early Music Vancouver

The King’s Singers – Royal Blood: Music for Henry VIII

SAT FEBRUARY 9 2019 7:30PM
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Offering a dazzling array of concerts and workshops, Early Music Vancouver presents one of the foremost early music concert series in North America. Each year a number of Early Music Vancouver events take place in the Chan Shun Concert Hall and the Telus Studio Theatre.

Presented by Early Music Vancouver

Acclaimed for their life-affirming virtuosity and irresistible charm, The King’s Singers are in global demand. Their work – synonymous with the best in vocal ensemble performance – appeals to a vast international audience.

Life in Tudor England was turbulent. Rich for its art, thought and science, but plagued by religious and social upheaval in no small part because of the erratic mind of the period’s foremost king, King Henry VIII. Royal Blood investigates his life and his legacy from music of his court in the early sixteenth century then to his daughter Queen Elizabeth I and her love for music, then further into the seventeenth century. By delving into the cultural psyche of that time and exploring music on themes of death, health and love, the King Singers unravel the drama that characterized life at the mercy of some of England’s most intriguing and unpredictable monarchs.

Music by King Henry VIII, William Byrd, Thomas Weelkes, Henry Purcell, Benjamin Britten and more.

 

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