Byrds Bulls & Gibbons
Saturday April 19, 7:00pm
Westminster Presbyterian Church (San Jose)

Driftwood Consort presents "Byrds, Bulls & Gibbons," along with music by other humanoid luminaries of the medieval to renaissance eras. This program of polyphonic airs, chansons, madrigals, and dances is played on a consort of wooden flutes in different sizes, together with viola da gamba and voice. The renaissance flute is the wooden, keyless ancestor of today's modern silver flute, and - true to the multi-voice writing of its time - it likes to be played in company (consorts). Performing are Driftwood Consort (Lars Johannesson & Alissa Roedig on flutes, Amy Brodo on viol), with special guest Louise Carslake (flute) and soprano Sheila Willey. Savor a musical taste of the 14th-17th centuries as an appetizer to the region's renaissance fair season.

This concert takes place on Saturday, April 19 at 7pm at Westminster Presbyterian Church (1100 Shasta Ave, San Jose ). Admission: $10 suggested donation. For mor information, contact or call 408.294.7447