The Road to Canterbury

Music of Medieval England

January 09 – 10, 2015
Washington National Cathedral

English music of the 13th and 14th centuries from cathedral, town, and country has a characteristic sweetness and cheerful liveliness not often found in continental music of the period. In this program of medieval music entirely fitting to the great space of Washington National Cathedral, Folger Consort performs a song mentioned in Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, engaging dances, and ethereal motets from the Lady Masses celebrated in the side chapels of cathedrals, as well as sweet songs in Middle English and Latin. With medieval fiddle, winds, and acclaimed vocal ensemble Lionheart.

Special performances

Pre-concert discussion with Robert Aubry Davis
Friday, January 9, 6:30pm


Production Sponsord:       
D. James Baker and Emily Lind Baker

Who's Who

Vocal chamber ensemble