02.10.13 7.30pm, The Capstone Theatre, Liverpool Hope University Creative Campus, 17 Shaw Street, Liverpool L6 1HP; £14; £11.50 (concessions)
Ann Allen (director) recorders and shawm
Emily Askew fiddle, recorders and shawm
Tim Garside percussion
Sophie Brumfit singer
Dancing has always been an intrinsic part of cultures and societies. In this concert, Mediva takes you on a European ‘grand tour’, looking at songs and instrumentals that would have provided the music for dancing in the Middle Ages, featuring pilgrim songs, May Day celebrations and even reconstructing some of the first choreographies ever recorded in writing.
Mediva has been a fun loving, imaginative and successful medieval group for over ten years, performing a range of music from the 12th – 15th centuries. Concerts are always full of energy, passion and a love of life.
The group has appeared in many of the major music festivals in the UK and in Europe and was a finalist in the Early Music Network (EMN) Young Artists Competition at the York Early Music Festival and the Antwerp International Young Artists Presentation, as well as being selected for the EMN Showcase in Brighton. Members of the ensemble perform with many of the leading Early Music groups in Europe and America and are recognised soloists and leaders in their field.
Innovation and diversity are Mediva’s key characteristics powered by the creative vision and energy of Ann Allen, one of the most cutting edge performers on the Early Music scene.