Renaissance Fare

The Classical Station brings you a taste of the best music from the Renaissance period in Northern Europe every month. Join host George Douglas for the fun and elegant sounds of lutes, recorders, harpsichords, percussion, a variety of ancient horns, romantic chansons, madrigals and more!

Spring 2019

Peasant Dance

The month of March is probably best known in Roman history for the Ides of March, March 15, when Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BCE. In recognition of emperors and kings, Renaissance Fare will concentrate on the music of the royal courts of Europe. Music became more accessible to the common man during the Renaissance Era, but the great palaces and churches were the primary source of great musicians and composers. Monday, March 11, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 17, at 6:00 p.m.

In April Renaissance Fare celebrates the beauty and hope of spring with music that touches on some of the big events of that month, such as Easter and Earth Day. Monday, April 8, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 14, at 5:00 p.m.

Summer is a-comin', and it is amazing how many great Renaissance tunes there are about this most popular season of the year. We will dance around the May pole and celebrate the merry month of May. Monday, May 13, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 19, at 5:00 p.m.