BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival: Early Music Show

St Mary's Heritage Centre, Gateshead

To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.

Performer, writer and Radio 3’s early music specialist, Lucie Skeaping introduces a concert of music from The Ebor Singers: a York-based vocal ensemble acclaimed for their fresh insight and vibrant musicality. The evening is inspired by the Free Thinking Festival theme of the One and the Many and the writing of Thomas More in his book Utopia. Published 500 years ago it describes an imagined society.

New Generation Thinker Joanne Paul from the University of Sussex will join Lucie Skeaping to provide historical context. More presents an imagined society where the common good is privileged over the desires of the individual: a vision quite different to the powerful tyrants, strife-ridden politics, and religious turmoil of the Renaissance. Music plays an important role in Utopian society and this programme will explore the composers who influenced More, from Fayrfax to Josquin.


For your information…

  • Phase one tickets will be available from 12noon on Monday 5 February, with phase two tickets available from 12noon on Monday 19 February.
  • Tickets are strictly limited to four per person.
  • To guarantee your ticket book in advance. There will be some tickets available on the day on a first come, first served basis.
  • Please take your seats 10 minutes prior to the event start time otherwise you may lose your place.


Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018

Part of BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking Festival 2018

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