A French Masque
Featuring the music of masques — courtly festivals — from medieval & Renaissance France
October 4, 2020, 2 pm
Avis Campbell Gardens
60 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair NJ
During the Renaissance, a masque was a courtly festival. Montclair Early Music's fully regaled masked Recorder consort and singers will re-create a festival typical of a Burgundian court beginning with a Hurdy Gurdy and a Medieval procession, followed by chansons and music of Louis XIV.
In addition, four winners of the annual elementary recorder contest held earlier this year, sponsored in part by the American Recorder Society, performed. The young recorder players received free lessons, via Zoom and then in an outdoor setting, by Montclair Early Music founder Julienne Pape.