Concert to tell story of King Richard III’s life through medieval music

Posted by hct16 at Dec 14, 2012 12:50 PM |
University of Leicester to hold concert of Early Music which will follow the King’s life

The University of Leicester will hold a concert of medieval music which will tell the story of King Richard III’s life.

Members of the archaeological team behind the search for King Richard III are organising a concert featuring music from the times and places the King would have known.

The concert will be held on Friday 11 January at the Fraser Noble Hall in Leicester and will feature a trio of leading Early Music performers.

It coincides with the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology, hosted by the University’s Centre for Historical Archaeology in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History.

This is the major, global learned society for historical archaeology, and this will be only the second time that it has convened these meetings outside the USA.

The ensemble, named TritonE, is a newly-formed recorder trio led by Janet Forbes, a graduate of the Royal Conservatory, The Hague.

She will be joined by Mary-Jannet Lieth and Elspeth Robertson, who are both currently studying at the Royal College of Music, London.

The concert will take place on Friday 11 January from 6.30pm to 7.30 pm and will be held at the Fraser Noble Hall, Leicester. Tickets are £5 for the general public and £3 for Society for Historical Archaeology delegates, and can be booked through the University’s Shop@le site here: