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Mediaevel Baebes

Mediaevel Baebes

Wednesday 6 December

Doors open 7.30pm, concert starts 8.00pm

Back by popular demand the Mediaevel Baebes return to Gloucester Cathedral, serving up their usual offering to get your christmas celebrations started.

Tickets £25 available from the Cathedral Gift Shop, Tel: 01452 768928 or
click here to buy now

As the year draws to an end it is a time for reflection and celebration. What better way to glorify the season than to join the Mediaeval Baebes for a remarkable evening of music, dance and theatre in some of the UK's most magnificent Sacred Spaces.
 
For almost two decades the Mediaeval Baebes have been enchanting audiences with their unique take on early music, traditional culture and the magic of folklore. Their enduring legacy far outreaches that of many other ensembles that tread the fine line between classical and contemporary music.
 
Performing Christmas carol classics from their top ten album Of kings & Angels as well as other contemporary and traditional songs the Mediaeval Baebes will escort you through a musical journey inspired by a time where poetry and music conspired to invoke sensory pleasure.
 
You can currently hear them singing the theme tune to ITV’s historical drama, ‘Victoria’ - beautiful...
 
Who are the Mediaeval Baebes?

The Mediaeval Baebes exquisite storybook opened its pages in 1996, when a group of friends broke into a North London cemetery and sang together, clad in flowing white gowns and crowns of ivy.

Pulling lyrics from mediaeval texts and setting them to original scores using mediaeval and classical instruments, whilst singing in an impressive array of long forgotten languages, the Mediaeval Baebes offer a unique musical beauty and outstanding talent. Their choice of mediaeval texts are dramatic, obscure and dark in topic and remark upon the inevitability of death, the pointlessness of material possessions, the horror of unrequited love and the dangers of imbibing too much alcohol.  Some themes are timeless!

Nineteen years later, these fair maidens have placed three albums into the top of the classical charts and in 2007 their contribution to the BBC production of The Virgin Queen resulted in a deserved Ivor Novello Award for best television soundtrack.

The Mediaeval Baebes have performed before enthusiastic audiences in the UK, United States, Canada, Asia and Europe in venues ranging from castles and caves to nightclubs and Renaissance Fayres.  They have toured with Jools Holland and played at The Royal Albert Hall, Carnglaze Caverns in Cornwall, Jersey Opera House, Tewkesbury Abbey, supported Michael Flatley in Hyde Park, and performed at the legendary Lilith Fair in USA.

For more information visit www.mediaevalbaebes.com 


Concerts
Webpage icon Age UK Carol Service, 'Carols in the Cathedral'
Webpage icon Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Webpage icon BBC Radio Gloucestershire Christmas Celebration
Webpage icon Britten's Ceremony of Carols
Webpage icon Britten's Ceremony of Carols
Webpage icon Carols for All - Gloucester Choral Society
Webpage icon Christmas Carol Celebration, Ecclesiastical Insurance
Webpage icon Christmas Coffee Concert
Webpage icon Jazz in the Lady chapel - Ben Holder Jazz Trio
Webpage icon Meningitis Now Christmas Celebration Concert
Webpage icon Music from the All-night Vigils: A Candlelit Concert of Russian Choral Music
Webpage icon Spirit of Christmas Concert, Muscular Dystrophy UK
Webpage icon St Cecilia Singers Christmas Concert