Up Merry Mates:
Revels at the Inns of Court
(part of the 2017 SoHIP Early Music Concert Series)

8:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 25 – Thursday, July 27th
in Lincoln, Andover, and Boston

(visit the SoHIP site for complete details and directons)

London’s Inns of Court, where lawyers have trained for centuries, held lavish winter festivities during Queen Elizabeth I’s reign. Nightly revels gave law students a welcome break from their studies, offering the chance to act, sing, dance and drink alongside the public and nobility alike! Masques with ornate sets and fantastical costumes spared no expense and concluded with rambunctious country dances for all. Our return to the SoHIP concert series includes comic and dramatic songs by Campion, Dowland, and Robert Johnson; masquing tunes by Coperario, Adson, and Morley; and the old measures, or ceremonial court dances, in our own brand-new arrangements for broken consort. 

With guests:
Michael Barrett, tenor & recorder
Agnes Coakley, soprano
Nathaniel Cox, lute & bandora
$25 general/$20 students and seniors