BALTIMORE CONSORT (AP)
Approximate running time: 2 hours
100 Jackson Ave.
Saltspring Island BC V8K 2V8
Founded in 1980 to perform the instrumental music of Shakespeare’s time, the internationally acclaimed music ensemble The Baltimore Consort has explored early music from England, Scotland, France, Italy, and Spain, focusing on the relationship between folk and art song and dance.
In 2020, they were asked if they could perform a women-themed program, to celebrate the centennial for women’s right to vote in the US. Angel’s Wede: Music for Mary Queen of Scots has French music in addition to Scottish, with touches of Italian for Rizzio, her murdered lutenist (and papal spy?) and an English piece by William Byrd commemorating her martyrdom, titled "In Angel’s Wede.” It will be an evening of intrigue with captivating narration provided by Emmy Award-winning television and radio personality Robert Aubry Davis.
Photo Credit - Gary Payne