THE MEDIAEVAL BAEBES SERENADE THE MASSES AT TRURO CATHEDRAL ON THURSDAY 15 DECEMBER 2022. EXPECT GLORIOUS SEASONAL CHORAL MUSIC AS WELL AS POETRY, STORYTELLING AND WINTER FOLKSONG BY THE BAEBES…
It’s winter. It’s cold. And it’s the perfect time to hole up in Truro Cathedral and catch one of the best medieval music, poetry and storytelling acts in Europe. Warm your hearts when you experience the inimitable Mediavel Baebes in concert.
The gig, which is part of the Baebes’ MydWynter tour, takes place between 7.30pm and 9.30pm on Thursday 15 December 2022. There should be some sweet Christmas carols as part of the performance, as well as poetry, choral music and storytelling, plus some traditional winter folksongs that should bring plenty of warmth and spirit into the grand cathedral in St Mary’s Street, Truro.
The Mediaeval Baebes (sometimes incorrectly called the Medieval Babes!) explore the winter festival and its pre-Christian origins during the show. This makes the concert all the more fascinating as it’s held inside an important Christian place of worship in Cornwall. But it should be a welcoming show so religious, non-religious, pagan and everyone in between can feel comfortable to catch the Baebes in action.
The act, which has won an Ivor Novella Award for the girls’ performance on the BBC’s ‘The Virgin Queen’ as well as two Emmy nominations, has been going since 1996 and has enjoyed a constantly evolving lineup. The six girls who make up the Baebes this Christmas are Sophia Halberstam, Marie Findley, Maya McCourt, Fiona Fey, Josephine Ravenheart and Katharine Blake, who founded the act alongside the late Dorothy Carter. Over the years, the act has sold hundreds of thousands of records worldwide.
Expect some haunting music and some joyous music from the girls’ new ‘MydWynter’ album, their 11th studio album which was released last month. Expect romantic poetry from years gone by, as well as fascinating storytelling full of folklore and myth. A ‘dazzling array of exotic and period instruments’ will also be part of the show, which promises to be as spiritual as it is enchanting. See you there.