A Brief History of Music coming to KMF ’22

May 01, 2022 by Music Fest HQ in  News

Knutsford Music Festival is ready to take you back through 600 years of the history of music!

An exciting new event titled A Brief History of Music is being held as part of this year’s festival at the beautiful Brook Street Chapel Hall.

The latest show from acclaimed musicians Chris Green and Sophie Matthews takes in 600 years of musical history in 90 minutes! Beginning in the Middle Ages and ending up in the 20th century (and incorporating everything in between!) this fun and fast-moving show is a whistle-stop tour of Western musical history.

Featuring long forgotten songs and tunes (not to mention jokes!) Chris and Sophie paint a vibrant and vivid picture of our musical DNA, mixing the familiar and the obscure, the raucous and the reflective and the courtly and the commonplace.

The show combines the vigour of the medieval period, the musical intricacy of the Renaissance, the grandeur of the Baroque and the pomp and bombast of Victoriana. Add to that the wit of Blackadder and 1066 And All That and the stage is set for a veritable musical feast!

Complete with a bewildering array of instruments such as cittern, rauschpfeife and virginal (and that’s just the first 100 years!) ‘A Brief History of Music‘ uses tunes, songs and humour to take you on a musical journey from which you won’t want to return!

You can purchase tickets to this event via the music festival website or in person at the Town Council offices on Toft Road (next door to Knutsford Library). The official 2022 gig guide with a full overview of everything happening during the festival is also available to view now at www.knutsfordmusicfestival.com

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