season@HOME | Episode 11: Musick of England

Pre-concert Talk
21 May 2021

The viol consort was one of the most popular instrumental ensembles in Europe during the seventeenth century. In this pre-concert talk, Michael talks about the origins of the viol, the fluke of its arrival in England, and the importance place it had in education. 

Dive in with us into the nitty-gritty about these angelic and complex instruments. 

Concert Performance
YouTube Premiere @ 7:30 pm 21 May 2021

There’s no sound like the viol. It’s both ethereal and earthy. Angelic and human. 

Join us as we perform a diverse selection of pieces for viol consort written during the reigns of Elizabeth I and James I. 

For the best viewing experience for the premiere event, click the “Watch on YouTube” button at the bottom of the video.