Sunday, December 11, 2011
To Drive the Cold Winter Away – Christmas Revelry in Renaissance England
Christ Church Cathedral, 5:00 p.m.
1117 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002
Pre-concert talk at 4:15 p.m.
Dufay Collective members
Celebrate the season as this acclaimed British ensemble makes their Houston debut with their own brand of entertaining Christmas treats. Included are carols and a pretty number written by Henry VIII, after which things move to the streets with tavern music, ecstatic dances and foot-tapping ballads. This holiday delight includes voice and a feast of instruments including fiddle, harp, guitar, vielle, flute, recorder, percussion, hurdy-gurdy and bagpipes.