Medieval Baebes at Exeter Cathedral

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Thursday, 7 December 2017
19:30 | Exeter Cathedral
Exeter Cathedral
Christmas

Pulling lyrics from mediaeval texts and setting them to original scores using mediaeval and classical instruments, whilst singing in an impressive array of long forgotten languages, the Mediaeval Baebes offer a unique musical beauty and outstanding talent. Their choice of mediaeval texts are dramatic, obscure and dark in topic and remark upon the inevitability of death, the pointlessness of material possessions, the horror of unrequited love or the dangers of imbibing too much alcohol. Some themes are timeless!

Twenty years later, these fair maidens have placed three albums into the top of the classical charts and their contribution to the BBC production of The Virgin Queen resulted in a deserved Ivor Novello Award for best television soundtrack and they can now be heard singing the tittle track to the hit TV series “Victoria”

Of their “Kings and Angels” Christmas Carol album Billboard USA said “Perhaps the ultimate middle period Christmas album” The Times UK said “Their version of Good King Wenceslas complete with crumhorn and hurdy-gurdy is simply too appealing to resist”

Seeing the Mediaeval Baebes perform their Christmas Carol show in a mediaeval cathedral is the ultimate Christmas experience

Ticket information

£25 (booking fee applies) available online.