Sunday, May 3rd at 5 p.m.
Join us for ‘An Evening at Wolf Hall’, a concert featuring authentic music from 16th century England. The event is inspired by the award-winning novel and Masterpiece Theatre mini-series, Wolf Hall.
The historical novel, Wolf Hall, provides the observer with an accurate glimpse into the world of Tudor England as it documents the rapid rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII through to the death of Sir/Saint Thomas More. It won both the Man Booker Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. The Observer named it as one of ‘The 10 best historical novels’.
‘An Evening of Music at Wolf Hall’ will provide a special glimpse into the music of the time period of the novel. Dr. Christopher Morrongiello, a former British Marshall Scholar, and his colleague, Peter Walker, a renowned Renaissance instrumentalist and vocalist, will perform at the concert on authentic instruments, including the lute and Renaissance bagpipes. Members of the Darien High School Tudor Singers will collaborate with them. This event provides a unique opportunity for both the audience to hear these authentic instruments, and for a group of students from the Tudor singers to be accompanied by them. A wine and cheese reception will follow.
This event is cosponsored with the Darien Arts Center.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs available on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).