Wyldes Noyse
New Xmas Tudor Music Workshops

This year Wyldes Noyse present their new program for Xmas Tudor Music Workshops. New tunes, new songs, new dances and new costumes bring a fresh sound and look to the workshops we have been providing to schools across Essex and beyond for the last 5 years. The spring will also see a new program for our spring and summer term workshops so if you're due to “do” Tudors later in the year do get in touch when the time comes.

Wyldes Noyse are a father and daughter team, Chris and Lizzie Gutteridge, who have been performing historical music together for the last decade. The combination of Chris' lifelong fascination with the history of ordinary people and musicians and Lizzie's teaching and workshop leading training and experience make their sessions an entertaining and educational introduction to the music and musicians of Tudor times.

Lizzie and Chris can visit your school in colourful authentic costumes and perform to pupils on authentic reproduction instruments including shawms, sackbut, cornett, lysard, bagpipes, crumhorn and serpent, early recorders, lute, cittern, viella, and harp. They will explain how each instrument works, how it compares to modern instruments and who would have played it, where and when.

Each session also includes interactive, hands-on activities such as playing ostinati along with tunes on drums and stringed instruments, singing an original Tudor song and learning a dance. Music is also provided in advance for pupils who have instrumental lessons to learn tunes that will be played in the sessions so that they can bring their own instruments along to join in.

Our website includes some resources for use in the classroom before or after our visit, including printable music and words for the tunes and songs, steps for the dances and names and descriptions of the instruments.

Sessions can be as long or short as you wish to make them, but the most popular format is a series of one hour workshops with 30-60 pupils in each session. A half day (2 hours) costs £200, or a whole day (4 hours) is £300. A performance to the whole school in assembly can also be included in that time, either as an introductory concert or as a demonstration of what the pupils have learnt to the rest of the school at the end of the day.

If you would like to book us to come to your school please email lizzie@wyldesnoyse.co.uk or call 01206 212466 or 07762 015645 to discuss details if you so wish, then download and fill in our booking form here.

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