An Elizabethan celebration

AN EVENING of Elizabethan-period inspired music will be held at a community arts centre later this month.

The Beacon Centre in St Mary’s Terrace on the West Hill will be staging the event on April 19 at 7pm.

Claire Sheffield will sing with accompaniment by George Veness on harpsichord and piano.

The evening will feature music by Byrd, Morley, Arne, Schubert, Sullivan, Warlock.

The tickets costs £14 and includes a vegetarian two course supper. The Beacon Centre is a community arts hub run by Judy Dewsbury.

During the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603), English art and high culture reached a pinnacle known as the height of the English renaissance. Elizabethan music experienced a shift in popularity from sacred to secular music and the rise of instrumental music. Professional musicians were employed by the Church of England. For tickets call 01424 431305.