Music for the Winter Queen
- 4 Sep 2022, 7:30 p.m., St Magnus Cathedral, Kirkwall, Scotland, UK, Festival programme listing
Repertoire Three Donne Lyrics, by Eddie McGuire; Love Bade me Welcome, by Judith Weir
Modern science was born amidst the Thirty Years War, a terrible conflict that began when an invasion of Bohemia ended the rule of its King and Queen after just one winter. The Winter Queen was Elizabeth Stuart, granddaughter of Mary Queen of Scots. The war affected the lives of many people - among them Kepler, Galileo and the poet John Donne, born 450 years ago. Dave Grieve tells the story, interwoven with music performed by the Mayfield Singers conducted by Paul Kelly with Ewan Robertson (bass flute), Valerie Webster (cello), and Paisley Abbey organist George McPhee.
Performers The Mayfield Singers, Ewan Robertson
Promoter Orkney International Science Festival
Submitted by Ewan Robertson
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