Join the Montagu Monuments team at St Edmund’s Church Warkton on 5 May 2016 for a unique evening of music from Deep Roots Tall Trees.
Deep Roots Tall Trees is an award-winning choir of local singers and musicians which performs eclectic and inventive new music telling the story of the local area. The choir has performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, appeared on the BBC’s Inside Out show and sung at some renowned venues including the Royal Festival Hall.
Deep Roots Tall Trees has written four original songs for the evening, celebrating the lives of the four people commemorated in the monuments – John, 2nd Duke of Montagu, Mary, 2nd Duchess of Montagu, Mary, 3rd Duchess of Montagu, and Elizabeth Montagu, Duchess of Buccleuch. The group has drawn inspiration from the Montagu Music Collection at Boughton House, and the baroque, pastoral and folk music styles of the 17th century.
The project to create the music was led by the choir’s Artistic Director, award-winning jazz singer-songwriter Barb Jungr, Choir Director and gospel musician Gareth Fuller (who also arranged the pieces), and musicians and choir members from the group. The group will perform and record the new songs for the first time at the concert against the backdrop of the monuments. The monuments are truly outstanding works of art, which have been restored to their original glory by a £489,000 conservation project.
Artistic Director Barb Jungr says, ‘It’s always wonderful to find something new and to explore new ways of working, and the Montagu Monuments commission brought such a challenge and possibility. To find such powerful and, extraordinarily, very contemporary ways of making these historical figures real, has been a joy. They have found their voices and can speak through this music, in the world, here and now. The monuments, and those they commemorate, have come alive through song.’
The evening will be a unique experience not to be missed. Doors will open at 7pm. There will be refreshments on sale and a raffle to support Cransley Hospice.
Tickets cost £10 and must be purchased in advance – please book early to avoid disappointment. You can buy tickets from Cransley Hospice Coffee Shop, Horsemarket, Kettering, NN16 0DG (only cash or cheque to Buccleuch Living Heritage Trust) or via Lucy Robinson at The Prince’s Regeneration Trust on 0203 2620560 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
St Edmund's Church is located off Pipe Lane, Warkton NN16 9XH.