A Brief History of Music

Date: 21st September 2021

Time: 7.30pm

Location: The Barn

The latest show from acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.

Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) Chris and Sophie paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace. The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast! Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as cittern, rauschpfeife and virginal (and that’s just the first 100 years!) ‘A Brief History of Music‘ uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won’t want to return!

“You guys are awesome!” Bill Barclay, Director of Music at Shakespeare’s Globe

“Eclectic and enjoyable… a bewildering range of instruments” English Dance and Song Magazine

Doors and bar open at 7pm, the performance starts at 7.30pm.

Please note car parking for this event is at Winterbourne Academy off the High Street, BS36 1JL. From there it is a 10 – 15 minute walk down Church Lane to the Barn. Car parking will be available at the Barn for those with mobility issues only. If you cannot manage the walk down to the Barn, please email us on events@winterbournebarn.org.uk and we can reserve you a parking space onsite. There is plenty of bicycle parking at the Barn for those arriving on two wheels.

‘All vehicles must park in the school car park in appointed spaces. Parking in disabled spaces is for disabled badges users only. Parking is at your own risk and the Olympus Academy Trust accepts no responsibility for any damage to vehicles or property whilst you are using the facilities.’