Thurs 26 Jul, St Andrew's Church, Sempringham Abbey, Sempringham, NG34 0LU music in quiet places
LOVE IN TIME OF UNICORNS
Belinda Sykes voice, bagpipes, director
Angela Hicks voice, harp
May Robertson fidel, voice
Elsa Bradley percussion, dulcimer
Cerian Hollan voice, harp
Fittingly for this splendid church and its links to the Gilbertine order, which admitted both nuns and monks, Joglaresa presents a medieval programme, mainly from England, including music from convents. Known for their lively and dynamic concerts, Joglaresa’s programmes are a product of the performers’ varied backgrounds as well as research into performance styles. Close to the church is the site of the mid-12th century monastic buildings of the Gilbertine order; St Andrew’s was built later that century in what was then a thriving village. Much of the interior retains its Norman architecture, including massive pillars, but more was lost in the 18th century when the chancel and transepts were demolished. The south doorway is resplendent with Norman chevron carvings and the ancient doors with decorative iron scrollwork. Please note that access to this stunning church is down a long country lane, so please be careful to avoid the potholes.