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Earls Colne Bells - a concert with The Colchester Waits

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St Andrews Church

Church Hill

Earls Colne

CO6 2RG

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Medieval and Renaissance music on period instruments, performed by The Colchester Waits to raise money for the church bell restoration fund.

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Like most European Towns of any size, Colchester had a band of Waits (civic musicians) throughout the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque. The band would have been employed by the town to perform at civic ceremonies and processions and to entertain the populace. The modern Colchester Waits play reproductions of the instruments of their forebears - shawms, trumpets, sackbutts, cornetts, lysards, bagpipes, recorders, gemshorns, fiddles and more. They perform vibrant historical music with a sense of history, enthusiasm and fun, wearing the livery of a 16th century band.

For this concert the Waits will perform some of their long-standing favourite Medieval and Renaissance tunes along with some bell-related items.

Please be prepared to wear a mask at our concerts this season if you are able to do so (including when seated) for the safety of others as well as yourself.

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St Andrews Church

Church Hill

Earls Colne

CO6 2RG

United Kingdom

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Organiser Colchester Early Music

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Logo = coloured in line drawings of musicians from Arbeau

Medieval and Renaissance concerts on Sunday afternoons

Colchester Early Music showcases small groups performing Medieval and Renaissance music to the highest standards. Regular performers include Blondel & The York Waits and other past performers include Trouvere, Gaita and Passamezzo.

Our venue:

St Andrew's Church in Marks Tey combines a beautiful period backdrop & acoustic with modern amenities including ample parking, disabled access, modern WCs in the adjacent church hall, comfortable seating and under floor heating. The church is located in Church Lane, Marks Tey CO6 1LW and is signposted from the A120. It is a 10-15 minute walk from Marks Tey railway station or 5-10 from the nearest bus stop.

Concessions:

We will sell tickets at the concessionary rate to anyone who asks for one – and we don't need to know why. You might be a pensioner, a student or unwaged, or you may just be waiting for pay day. We'd rather that you come and hear the music without stress than that you struggle to pay or fret about the cost.

Fancy a cuppa?:

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served by members of the church congregation either during the interval or after the concert, depending on the length of the performance. Donations to church funds are gratefully received, and do take this chance to chat with our performers, take a look at the instruments and ask any questions you might have...

PS

This festival receives no arts or other funding. Instead, it is run by musicians for musicians, on a cooperative basis. Any profit goes direct to the performers. Thank you for your support!

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