Christmas Celebrated, Banned and Restored

Passamezzo are coming to Bath Recitals on 15 December with Old Christmas Returned – a terrific celebration of Music, Words and Song for Christmas with carols, ballads, consort music, lutesongs, dance melodies and readings.

This seasonal programme follows the calendar from Advent to Candlemas and showing how Christmas was celebrated, banned and restored in 17th Century England.

The programme will include music by Byrd, Peerson, Dowland, Gibbons, Locke and Purcell as well as readings by Herrick, Shakespeare, Prynne and Taylor.

‘The company of singers and players brilliantly evoked this tumultuous period of English history’

Paul Lewis – Isle of Wight County Press

This wonderful event will be performed in Elizabethan costume featuring:

  • Eleanor Cramer (Soprano, Bass Viol)
  • Alison Kinder (Viols, Recorders)
  • Tamsin Lewis(Renaissance Violin, Viols, Alto)
  • Robin Jeffrey (Lute, Guitar)
  • Michael Palmer (Actor, Baritone)


Old Christmas Returned

Wednesday 15 December, 7.30pm
St. Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath BA1 5LJ

Featuring music by Peerson, Byrd, Gibbons, Locke and Purcell.

And with readings by Herrick, Shakespeare, Prynne and Taylor.

Tickets now include a free digital programme!