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13th December 2013  -  Anderson's, Breaston, Derbyshire
Nowell sing we - An exciting range of lesser known music for Christmas from the medieval, renaissance and baroque. Some of the titles may be familiar, but the music won't be quite what you're expecting...
20th September 2013  -  Anderson's, Breaston,Derbyshire
Eate, Drinke and be Merie - medieval and renaissance songs of food, wine and revelry.
29th June 2013  -  Spital Chantry Chapel of St Edmund, Lincolnshire
Pilgrims and Potentates - a Charter Day concert for the Spital Chantry Trust, sung in their exquisite 14th century chapel.
23rd March 2013 -  St Francis' Church, Long Eaton
Passion and Lamentation - A journey from Gethsemane to the empty tomb, in medieval, renaissance and baroque music.
15th December 2012  -  All Saints Church, Dale Abbey
Nowell sing we! - An exciting range of lesser known music for Christmas from the 11th to the 18th centuries. Some of the titles may be familiar, but the music won't be quite what you're expecting...
6th April 2012 -  St Edward, King and Martyr's Church, Castle Donington, Leicestershire
Passion and Lamentation - A journey from Gethsemane to the empty tomb, in medieval, renaissance and baroque music.
25th February 2012  -  Erewash Museum, Ilkeston
A Rose by any other name: music for the House of Tudor - A varied mix of secular and sacred music covering the reigns of all six Tudor monarchs and featuring many seldom heard pieces!
10th December 2011  -  Sacred Hearts' Church, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Nowell sing we! - An exciting range of lesser known music for Christmas from the 11th to the 18th centuries. Some of the titles may be familiar, but the music won't be quite what you're expecting...
12th November 2011  -  St Mary Magdalene's Church, Lincoln
A Rose by any other name: music for the House of Tudor - A varied mix of secular and sacred music covering the reigns of all six Tudor monarchs and featuring many seldom heard pieces!
22nd April 2011 -  St Edward, King and Martyr's Church, Castle Donington, Leicestershire
Passion and Lamentation - A journey from Gethsemane to the empty tomb, in medieval, renaissance and baroque music.
19th April 2011 -  St Mary's Church, Attenborough, Nottingham
Passion and Lamentation - A journey from Gethsemane to the empty tomb, in medieval, renaissance and baroque music.
4th December 2010  -  St Laurence's Church, Long Eaton, Derbyshire
Nowell sing we! - An exciting range of music for Christmas from the 11th to the 18th centuries. Some of the titles may be familiar, but the music won't be quite what you're expecting...
6th November 2010  -  St Mary Magdalene's Church, Lincoln
L'homme armé - songs of love, war and courtly life - an excitingly varied programme exploring the dual themes of the life at court of a man-at-arms and the pub song that defined the musical renaissance, with parts of the rarely performed Missa L'homme armé by Guillaume Faugues (fl.c.1460-1475).
26th June 2010  -  Spital Chantry Chapel of St Edmund, Lincolnshire
Court & Cloister - Music in honour of Thomas de Aston, founder of the chapel.
20th March 2010  -  St Laurence's Church, Long Eaton, Derbyshire
Passion and Lamentation - A journey from Gethsemane to the empty tomb, in rarely heard medieval, renaissance and baroque music.
12th December 2009  -  St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Nowell sing we! - An exciting range of music for Christmas from the 11th to the 18th centuries. Some of the titles may be familiar, but the music won't be quite what you're expecting...
26th September 2009  -  All Saints Church, Sawley, Derbyshire
Sawley Charter Day - A selection of regional pieces sung as part of the 750th anniversary of Sawley's market charter.
10th April 2009  -  St Edward's Church, Castle Donington, Leicestershire
Passion and Lamentation - A journey from Gethsemane to the empty tomb, in rarely heard medieval, renaissance and baroque music.
14th December 2008  -  Spital Chantry Chapel of St Edmund, Lincolnshire
Carols by candlelight - a private concert of early Christmas music for the Spital Chantry Trust, sung in their exquisite 14th century chapel.
13th December 2008  -  St Laurence's Church, Long Eaton, Derbyshire
Nowell sing we! - An exciting range of music for Christmas from the 11th to the 18th centuries. Some of the titles may be familiar, but the music won't be quite what you're expecting...
5th December 2008  -  The Centenary Lounge, Keyworth Village Hall, Nottinghamshire
Carols for Christmas - a private concert of early Christmas music for the Keyworth & District Local History Society.
8th November 2008  -  The Devonshire Studio, Long Eaton, Derbyshire
L'homme armé - songs of love, war and courtly life - an excitingly varied programme exploring the dual themes of the life at court of a man-at-arms and the pub song that defined the musical renaissance, with parts of the rarely performed Missa L'homme armé by Guillaume Faugues (fl.c.1460-1475).
1st November 2008  -  Lenton Priory, Nottingham
L'homme armé - songs of love, war and courtly life - an excitingly varied programme exploring the dual themes of the life at court of a man-at-arms and the pub song that defined the musical renaissance, with parts of the rarely performed Missa L'homme armé by Guillaume Faugues (fl.c.1460-1475).
13th July 2008  -  Buxton Festival Fringe  -  St James the Less, New Mills, Derbyshire
L'homme armé - songs of love, war and courtly life - an excitingly varied programme exploring the dual themes of the life at court of a man-at-arms and the pub song that defined the musical renaissance, with parts of the rarely performed Missa L'homme armé by Guillaume Faugues (fl.c.1460-1475).
"Each piece was presented with wit and intelligence... Aitone wear their learning lightly; they clearly enjoy singing and the audience enjoys them." - Keith Savage, Buxton Festival Fringe Reviewer
26th May 2008  -  Leicester Early Music Festival  -  St Mary de Castro, Leicester
L'homme armé - songs of love, war and courtly life - a sneak preview of some of our forthcoming summer programme!
16th December 2007  -  Spital Chantry Chapel of St Edmund, Lincolnshire
Carols by candlelight - a private concert of early Christmas music for the Spital Chantry Trust, sung in their exquisite 14th century chapel.
"... full to bursting... an eclectic mix of medieval and eighteenth century carols, proving to the assembled company that there was life beyond Winchester Old" - Dr Kate Holland, Spital Chantry Trust
8th December 2007  -  St Laurence's Church, Long Eaton, Derbyshire
Tydynges trew ('Tidings true') - An exciting range of unusual music for Christmas from the 10th to the 18th centuries. Some of the titles may be familiar but the music won't necessarily be quite what you're expecting...
21st July 2007  -  Buxton Festival Fringe  -  St James the Less, New Mills, Derbyshire
Civitas mundi, civitas Dei - A whistlestop 'grand tour' of major European cities in song followed by a more sedate pilgrimage through musical imagery of the heavenly city. And all for less than the cheapest budget airline!
"a smashing evening" - Philip Kendall, St James' Preservation Trust
20th July 2007  -  Buxton Festival Fringe  -  Buxton Methodist Church, Buxton, Derbyshire
Civitas mundi, civitas Dei - A whistlestop 'grand tour' of major European cities in song followed by a more sedate pilgrimage through musical imagery of the heavenly city. And all for less than the cheapest budget airline!
"a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking concert" - Nick Butterley, Buxton Festival Fringe Reviewer
24th March 2007  -  St Wilfrid's, West Hallam, Derbyshire
A Tapestry of the Senses - A selection of medieval and renaissance music weaving together the themes of the famous 15th century millefleur 'Lady and Unicorn' tapestries now in the National Museum of the Middle Ages, Paris. The six tapestry panels depict the five senses and 'my one desire'.
"a splendid concert - much enjoyed by the local folk who came" - Simon White, Rector of West Hallam
17th December 2006 - Spital Chantry Chapel of St Edmund, Lincolnshire
Carols by candlelight - a private concert of early Christmas music for the Spital Chantry Trust, sung in their exquisite 14th century chapel.
"a stunning programme of medieval and gallery carols which received rave reviews from those present." - Dr. Kate Holland, Spital Chantry Trust
18th December 2006 - St Laurence's Church, Long Eaton
Tydynges trew - An exciting range of music for Christmas from the 11th to the 18th centuries. Some of the titles may be familiar, but the music won't be quite what you're expecting...
"[A] splendidly assembled Christmas concert, which included several items which even dedicated early music enthusiasts might not have known." - Mike Wheeler, Derby Evening Telegraph
9th July 2006 - Buxton Festival Fringe
A Tapestry of the Senses - A selection of medieval and renaissance music weaving together the themes of the famous 15th century millefleur 'Lady and Unicorn' tapestries now in the National Museum of the Middle Ages, Paris. The six tapestry panels depict the five senses and 'my one desire'.
"This group is one of the best things ever to grace the Festival Fringe" - Margaret Bryant, Buxton Festival Fringe Reviewer
29th May 2006 - Leicester Early Music Festival
A Tapestry of the Senses - a short version of our full programme sung at three venues around the city.
"...expertly sung..." - Neil Crutchley, Leicester Mercury
1st May 2006 - Castle Donington May Market
A selection of music from our new programme, A Tapestry of the Senses sung in mortal combat with a bouncy castle! A tad cold, but a mostly bright and enjoyable day, and the first outing for our new tabards!
22nd December 2005 - St Nicholas' Church, Lockington, Leicestershire
An Early Music Nine Lessons and Carols - A traditional service with a difference - an exciting range of early music from, or connected with, the Midlands, including the first known performance of 'Anthem for Christmas Day' by Samuel Wise of Nottingham for over 200 years! Some of the other titles may be more familiar, but the music won't necessarily be quite what you're expecting...

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