01.11.12 8pm, St Mary’s Church, Rock Gardens, Brighton BN2 1PR; £12; £10 (concessions)
Two ensembles selected from 2011 Early Music Live! present a varied evening of 16th and 17th century music
The Marian Consort (vocal consort)
Virgo Prudentissima – A celebration of renaissance women
The many faces of renaissance women; from the Virgin Mary to risqué cuckolders, in motets, madrigals and songs by Janequin, Byrd, Gabrieli and others
La Terra e il Mare (instrumental ensemble with soprano)
Celebration before the Revolution
A musical journey through pre Revolutionary France from the court to the tavern. Music by Couperin, Charpentier and ‘The Great Unwashed’.