Friday, June 4, 2010

Cupids 400 show program

Here we are on the Cupids 400 website, all official and everything:

Date: Friday, August 20th

  • Event: Madrigals, Mathematics & Mayhem - Music and Tales of the Renaissance
  • Location: Cupids United Church
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Free Admission

The Tenacious String Ensemble invites you to come hear the magical music, tales and poetry of the Renaissance. The period of John Guy's life was a fascinating one with many changes - the Earth was found not to be the center of the universe, a new Christian religion was being born, and Western Europe was taking its first fledgling steps into the New World.

Come hear the music of William Byrd and the poetry of William Shakespeare, and learn of the fascinating figures of the time - Galileo, Copernicus, Elizabeth I, Oliver Cromwell and Sir Walter Raleigh to name but a few. The evening promises to soothe the musical ear and take your imagination into the world of the turn of the 17th century.

Date: Friday, August 20th

  • Event: Invitation to the Dance
  • Location: Pointe Beach Main Stage, Cupids
  • Time: 2:00 pm
  • Free Admission

Come see and hear the English Country Dancers accompanied by the Tenacious String Ensemble for an afternoon of lively tunes and traditional English dances of the 17th century! Kick up your heels yourself if you dare, as you're invited to "chasse to the right or left" just as John Guy might have done 400 years ago. This event is an informal, fun demonstration of dances of the 17th and early 18th century, with a chance to try some yourself - a wonderful experience to share with the whole family.

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