Celebrating The Tudors

To coincide with the fantastic documentary on the Tudors aired on TV, Hampton Court palace has organised a fantastic festival well worth attending.
The First Ever Tudor Music Festival; as part of this year's 500th anniversary celebrations to mark Henry VIIIs accession to the throne, they are dedicating four nights in the Great Hall to enjoy Tudor music. This is an excellent opportunity to step back in time and listen to music in the very place where Henry VIII enjoyed musical entertainment.
Festival-goers will enjoy a feast of music by the most eminent Tudor composers, including Byrd,
Tallis and Taverner, several of whom were employed at Henry VIII’s and Elizabeth I’s courts. Highlights include the stunning 40-part motet Spem in Alium by Tallis, as well as compositions written by King Henry VIII himself. The concerts will all take place in the magnificent Great Hall, which would not only been the centre of Henry VIII’s court life with banquets, entertainments, theatre and dancing, but would also have been the very place where Henry VIII would have heard music performed.
The festival runs from the 7th til the 10th May and doors open at 6.30pm and the concert commences at 7.30pm each night. This is one of the finest collection of performers you will come across and if that does not inspire you, perhaps spending time in the great hall where the concerts will be held will.

Tickets for the Tudor Music Festival at Hampton Court Palace are now available;


• By telephone on 0844 482 7795

• In person at the Hampton Court Palace Welcome Centre.
Prices: • £19.00 - £29.00 for adults (concessions £15.00)

• £9.50 - £14.50 for children


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