Ever wondered what kind of music monks and nuns would have made? What kind of music would have echoes through our priory?
On the 20th March, for our Benedictine Days, we are joined by Pip Gascoigne-Pees, Gillian Yates, Stuart Mole, and Tony Yates to bring the medieval. sounds back into the building The quartet will sing sets of medieval music which could have been heard in St Nicholas Priory. Each set will begin with ancient plainsong, followed by music from the 10th – 12th centuries, finishing with polyphonic music before 1536!
Find out about Benedictine Days here!
Tony Yates has sung tenor with the BBC Northern Singers and Canterbury Cathedral Choir. He sang countertenor at Chichester Cathedral for a year before settling in Topsham, where he combines duties as organist at St. Margaret’s Church with private musical teaching. For some years he taught singing at Dartington College of Arts, and was assistant conductor of the Exeter Philharmonic Choir. He directs the chamber choir, Exeter Singers.