7th March 2023
Songster, soldier, sailor, spy
Musicke in the Ayre continue their concert series in the Chapel with a programme inspired by Tobias Hume, one of early Brothers of the Charterhouse. He was a Scottish mercenary who in 1629 became one of the “decrepit or old captaynes” who were part of the original target population for the almshouse. In addition to being a soldier, he was also an accomplished composer who published two books of music. Looking at other musicians and poets of the period, there are quite a few who had some form of military experience – or at the very least – some alleged involvement in intelligence gathering. These include well-known names such as John Dowland and Sir Walter Raleigh; some, like Sir Philip Sidney and William Lawes, even died fighting for their monarch. Soprano Gillian Wormley and lutenist Din Ghani will present a selection of songs whose music or texts were written by such “renaissance men”.
Tickets: £10 at the door, or £9 online here.