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!

Summer 2019

John Dowland

Renaissance Fare in June will feature interesting biographical facts about some of the top composers of the Renaissance period. We know a lot about Bach, Handel, Beethoven, and Mozart, but what about John Dowland (pictured), Josquin des Prez, Thomas Morley, and Michael Praetorius? Listen and learn! The program airs on Monday, June 10, at 7:00 p.m. and has a repeat broadcast on Sunday, June 16, at 5:00 p.m.

During July, we celebrate the independence of the USA with joyful music of freedom generally played by big brass bands. There were a variety of brass instruments used to make music during the European Renaissance. The July edition of Renaissance Fare will feature the Empire Brass, the Canadian Brass, and other groups who play wonderful horn arrangements of music from the period. Listen on Monday, July 8, at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday, July 14, at 5:00 p.m.

We wrap up the summer with some of the best recordings by the most popular Renaissance groups today including the Toronto Consort; the Folger Consort; Piffaro, the Renaissance Band; the Baltimore Consort, and much more. This edition of Renaissance Fare will be heard on Monday, August 18, at 7:00 p.m. and repeated on Sunday, August 20, at 5:00 p.m.