I am involved in a concert soon that may be of particular interest to Essex historians.
Writtle Singers will be taking part in an evening of sacred music in Colchester Castle on Saturday 9 March; the concert starts at 7.30pm with a reception for ticket-holders from 7pm.
In case you are unaware, Colchester castle is currently being stripped of all its museum fittings prior to refurbishment over the next year. In this short interim period, of a month or so, between all the old fittings being removed and the new work beginning, the castle will be stripped back to its Roman walls etc This concert is one of just a very few occasions when the public can enter the castle during this period.
It promises to be an interesting evening of music, too! Writtle Singers' contribution includes music by Byrd, famous amongst Essex recusant catholics, of course, as well as some beautiful Tallis and Purcell and Duruflé's plainsong-based motets. The Cavendish consort will be bringing an instrumental aspect to the evening with some beautiful baroque music.
Do contact the box office for ticket info/bookings