Sun, July 14 4:00pm

The Nine Maidens

Experience a musical journey as Ménestrel performs an intimate show of their unique voices, plucked strings and violin with a fusion of ayres and ballads.
Early Music & Traditional
all ages

part of Summer Music in the Garden

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

Sun, July 14 4:00pm

The Nine Maidens

Experience a musical journey as Ménestrel performs an intimate show of their unique voices, plucked strings and violin with a fusion of ayres and ballads.

Early Music & Traditional
all ages

part of Summer Music in the Garden

Free Admission
No tickets required

 

About

Experience a musical journey like no other as Ménestrel performs old music in an intimate show with their unique blend of voices, plucked strings and violin. Their performance, a fusion of ayres and ballads, will recount the transience of good fortune in the life of a voyager. In The Nine Maidens, these English-language folk songs will paint vivid imagery of age-old expeditions, daring escapes and voyaging delights. The program is a captivating mix of music by Purcell, Dowland, Gilles Binchois, and Guillaume de Machaut. 

Program:

Can she excuse my wrongs – John Dowland, 1563-1626

Ma bergère est tendre et fidèle – Michel Lambert, 1610-1696

Si jamais mon ame blessée – Pierre Guédron, 1570-1620

Outlandish Knight – Traditional

Adieu ma tres belle maistresse – Gilles Binchois, 1400-1460

Si dolce è il tormento – Claudio Monteverdi, 1567-1643

Se l’aura spira tutta vezzosa – Girolamo Frescobaldi, 1583-1643

Robin Hood & The Peddlar – Traditional

Mille regretz – Josquin des Prez, 1450-1521

Lass of London City – Traditional

Spancil Hill – Traditional

Scarborough fair – Traditional

Time stands still – John Dowland

Come again, sweet love – John Dowland

Douce dame jolie – Guillaume de Machaut, 1300-1377

About Ménestrel 

Ménestrel is an alternative early music group that Janelle Lucyk and Kerry Bursey co-founded, mixing early repertoire with oral folk traditions. Lucyk is a singer and producer among an emerging generation of Canadian artists specializing in early music and historically informed performance, taking ideas from conception to the stage. Bursey is a tenor and plucked string instrumentalist whose voice is appreciated for its luminous quality and as a sought-after lutenist known for his self-accompaniment. In 2022 and 2023, Ménestrel toured their production Messiah-on-the-go!, congregating 20 emerging performers from across Canada who were featured in historic Nova Scotian venues. This year, touring continues across Canada and in Europe.

Photo by artist.

Dates & Times

Sun, July 14
4:00pm 5:00pm

Tickets

Free admission
No tickets required

Venue

Toronto Music Garden

479 Queens Quay West,
Toronto, ON