Renaissance Fare

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

Fall Programming

Renaissance Fare in September will feature madrigal music from the 16th century. Madrigals originated in Italy in the 1520s and quickly expanded to France, England, and Germany by the end of the century. The madrigal is secular, vocal music usually featuring two to six voices and unique harmonies. The program airs on Monday, September 14, at 7:00 p.m. and has a repeat broadcast on Sunday, September 20, at 5:00 p.m.

October is the month we commemorate the exploration of America in 1492. This month we’ll turn back the clock a little further and listen to music from the late 1300s through the fifteenth century. Much of the music from this period originated from Italy as well. Listen on Monday, October 12, at 7:00 p.m. or to the repeat broadcast on Sunday, October 18, at 5:00 p.m.

After October’s program, it seems natural to listen to music the English settlers would have been listening to when they landed at Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607. We’ll hear how the music changed from the late 15th to the early 17th centuries. This edition of Renaissance Fare will be heard on Monday, November 9, at 7:00 p.m. and repeated on Sunday, November 15 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