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7pm Sunday 15th May

Ben Jonson in words and music

Passamezzo and John Newton (narrator) present an evening of English 17th century music to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Ben Jonson’s ground-breaking publication The Works.

Ben Jonson (1572-1637) was an early modern playwright whose popularity rivalled that of Shakespeare and Marlowe. He spent multiple stints in prison, wrote masques in which the Queen of England and Prince of Wales performed, and was crowned England’s first poet laureate.

On this dramatic musical voyage we shall learn about the life of Shakespeare’s friend and greatest contemporary, and through the music of his time we’ll accompany Jonson on a remarkable walk he embarked on in his middle age from London to Edinburgh – details of which have only recently been discovered.

Please go to the This Season page for further details of all the concerts in this season.

7 pm Sunday 15th November 2015: Fitzwilliam String Quartet

6 pm Sunday 13th December 2015: Wing-It Singers

3 pm Sunday 21st February 2016: Raphaela Papadakis (soprano) and Alessandro Ruisi (violin)

3 pm Sunday 20th March 2016: Nicola Meecham (piano)

3 pm Sunday 17th April 2016: Roskell Piano Trio

7 pm Sunday 15th May 2016: Tamsin Lewis with members of Passamezzo and John Newton (narrator)

7 pm Sunday 5th June 2016: Fitzwilliam String Quartet