The Queen's Ensemble: Fit For A Queen: Mary I, Elizabeth I And The Music Of Thomas Tallis at The Queen's House

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In this year, the 500th since the start of the Protestant Reformation in Europe, the Queen's Ensemble will explore this theme in choral and solo works by English and Spanish composers including William Byrd, John Dowland, Robert Johnson, Guerrero and Morales. The programme will also include works from a major publication composed in celebration of Elizabeth's reign, 'The Triumphs of Oriana'. The Queen's ensemble will also explore the ideas presented in the Armada Portrait of Queen Elizabeth I and touch on themes of tension between Catholics and Protestants, something that Elizabeth had to manage carefully during her reign. The Queen's Ensemble is a group of young professional musicians based in London. Newly formed for the reopening of the Queen's House in 2016, they specialise in music from the late Renaissance and early Baroque periods, performing music relevant to the history contained within the Queen's House.

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Queen's House Greenwich

Romney Road
SE10 9NF
+44 (0)20 8312 6565
Public transport:
Rail – Greenwich (zone 2); DLR – Cutty Sark for Maritime Greenwich; By boat – from most Central London piers

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