Local Ensemble Les Delices Will Intoxicate Audiences With 14th-Century Music

Fri 1/12 @ 2:30PM

Fri 1/12 @ 7:30PM

Sat 1/13 @ 3-4PM

Sat 1/13 @8PM

Sun 1/14 @ 4PM

Aren’t you glad you aren’t living in a drafty 14th-century castle about now? There’s a lot to be said for modern conveniences!

But that medieval music was intoxicating and luckily, Cleveland ensemble Les Delices is going to be playing some of it this week in comfortably heated spaces in a program called “Intoxicating.”

A small ensemble comprising Les Delices founder/director Debra Nagy (voice, medieval winds, harp), tenor Jason McStoots, soprano Elena Millins, harp and fiddle player Scott Metcalfe and flutist Charlie Weaver will perform music by such 14th-century composers as Guillaume deMachaut, Antonello da Caserta, Solage and others.

They’ll perform the full concert Saturday @ 8PM at Lakewood Congregational Church and Sunday @ 4pm at Plymouth Church UCC in Shaker Heights.

Tickets range from $25-$35.

But there’s more! On Fri @ 2:30pm the group will be at Larchwood Village Retirement Community in Rocky River with a short free performance of 14th-century music at the Cleveland Public Library’s mobile location there. That evening at 7:30pm, they’ll do it at LGBTQ senior housing project A Place for Us on Madison near W. 117th.

Then on Saturday afternoon from 3-4pm, bring the kids down to the BOP STOP in Ohio City for some Medieval-style dancing. They’ll teach a medieval dance and introduce the period instruments they’re playing. And kids are invited to come dressed as medieval princesses or princes if they’d like. That’s free too, but please register here.

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