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Posted: Monday, December 1, 2003


Celebrate the Holiday Season with Hurly Burly: Peterborough Medieval Ensemble

Hurly Burly presents "Passetime with Good Company": December 4 at Trent

Hurly Burly, the Peterborough Medieval Ensemble, presents "Passetime with Good Company", a concert of vocal and instrumental music from earlier times celebrating the holiday season. The concert will be presented twice: Thursday, December 4, at 8 p.m., at Lady Eaton Dining Hall, Trent University, and Sunday, December 14, at 2 p.m., at the Guild Hall of St. John's Anglican Church, Peterborough.

This Christmas concert includes many beautiful and unusual pieces from the Middle Ages and Renaissance, as well as some traditional carols that people may recognize. There is no charge for admission to the Trent concert and tickets for the Sunday concert are $5 at the door. Refreshments will be served.

Hurly Burly started as a choir associated with the Peterborough chapter of the SCA (Society for Creative Anachronism) some years ago. Nowadays, it has nine members who share a passion for early music. Many of its current complement have Trent connections as faculty, staff, alumni, and students. Hurly Burly is delighted to welcome David Gallop, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Arts and Sciences, for this concert.

A unique aspect of the group is that most members play instruments in addition to singing. Members use many replicas of period instruments, including harps, hurdy gurdy, vielle, citole, plucked and bowed psalteries, hammered dulcimer, lute guitar, and recorder consort. The group has performed to age groups ranging from kindergartners to seniors, in and around Peterborough, as well as at Casa Loma and the University of Toronto.


For more information, please contact Tanah Haney, director, Hurly Burly, (705) 748-3750 or go to

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