The Binchois will be performing early music, much of it directly connected to Coventry in the 15th century. This includes two movements of the Missa Caput, of which a manuscript fragment remarkably survives in Coventry. This great work may have been performed for Henry VI when he attended Mass in St Michael’s Church in 1451.
The performances will be introduced by Andrew Kirkman and will be connected with his talk at the associated conference at Drapers’ Hall ‘Celebrations, Communities and Performances: festival occasions in Coventry from the 15th to the 17th century’, 20-22 April, which can be booked separately via the following link:
Celebrations, Communities and Performances
10% booking fee
10% booking fee
The bar will open at 7.30pm
Performance starts at 8pm
Founded by its conductor Andrew Kirkman in 1995, The Binchois Consort has performed widely in Europe and the United States, and has recorded twelve discs on Hyperion Records to stunning critical acclaim. Its recordings have won numerous music industry awards, including ‘Recording of the Month’ and ‘Early Music Disc of the Year’ in Gramophone magazine, ‘Diaposon d’or’ in Diapason (France), ‘G5′ in Goldberg magazine and ‘five stars’ in BBC Music Magazine. The group’s recording ‘Music for Henry V and the House of Lancaster’ was a ‘Critics’ Choice’ in Gramphone magazine, and a ‘Choral Choice’ in BBC Music Magazine.
Drapers’ Hall, Bayley Lane, CV15RN
Access for all
- Level access for wheelchairs
- Disabled toilets available
- Induction loop