The Queen’s Six
April 8 @ 3:00 pm| Free – $28
Established in 2008 on the 450th anniversary of the accession of Queen Elizabeth I, from whom they take their name, The Queen’s Six is based at Windsor Castle, the preferred weekend home of the current monarch, Queen Elizabeth II. Elizabeth I was a great patroness of the arts, and often engaged the services of musicians to write and perform for her at court. The notable ‘six’ from that era were Tallis, Byrd, Tomkins, Morley, Gibbons, and Weelkes. The 21st-century ‘Queen’s Six’ bring their unique style of entertainment to a much wider audience. Their repertoire extends from early chant, Renaissance polyphony and madrigals to folk songs and upbeat Jazz and Pop arrangements.