Renaissance Fare

Second Mondays at 7:00 p.m. eastern
Third Sundays at 5:00 p.m. eastern
With host George Douglas

Summer Programming

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, Josquin des Prez, Thomas Morley, and Michael Praetorius? Listen and learn! The program airs on Monday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m. and has a repeat broadcast on Sunday, June 14, at 5:00 p.m.

In addition to lutes and stringed instruments, horns of many types were very popular as well, especially for dance music. The July edition of Renaissance Fare will feature  Canadian Brass, Empire Brass, and other groups who play wonderful horn arrangements from the Renaissance period. Listen on Monday, July 13, at 7:00 p.m. with a repeat broadcast on Sunday, July 19, at 5:00 p.m.

We wrap up the summer with some of the best recordings by the most popular Renaissance groups today—the Toronto Consort; Folger Consort; Piffaro, the Renaissance Band; the Baltimore Consort; and much more. This edition of Renaissance Fare will be heard on Monday, August 10, at 7:00 p.m., with a repeat broadcast on Sunday, August 16, at 5:00 p.m.

Listen to Renaissance Fare on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. with a repeat broadcast on the following Sunday at 5:00 p.m.

Photo of Empire Brass courtesy of and Columbia Artists