Many thanks to a Piva supporter who took some recordings of us in concert at the wonderful Acton Court. They have now been put on our YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/pivarenaissancemusic/videos. Selected ones are also on our Sights and Sounds page on the website.
Piva members, Eric, Jane and Mary, have just returned from a fantastic weekend at Medieval Music in the Dales. Eric and Jane were showcasing their instruments and Eric gave a talk on the history and development of the Spanish Shawm. Mary was there with her own group, Archaedium, which specialises in music from the 13th-15th […]
Places on the Real Roots! course at Halsway Manor are already being booked – so reserve your space now. February’s course will be spent playing the wonderful music of Michael Praetorius from small ensemble dance pieces through to his larger multi choir works. Plus, as always, the chance to play some of Piva’s extensive range […]
Eric will be exhibiting his instruments at this year’s London International Early Music Exhibition being held at Blackheath Halls, London between 8 – 10 November. This is the UK’s leading showcase early music event featuring not only some fantastic concerts and recitals but the largest single gathering of specialist instrument makers. So, make a date […]
David Jarratt Knock and Jude Rees have been strutting their stuff with the RSC in Stratford on Avon during the summer months. They have been part of the small ensemble playing for smash hit production of The Merry Wives of Windsor. Their run is nearly at an end but David will be joining the show […]
Booking is now open for our workshop day as part of the the Brighton Early Music Festival. Join Eric and Jane in exploring the Italians in England. The event will be held on Saturday, 13th October. Further details and booking at www.bremf.org.uk/workshops/
Piva are back at Halsway Manor for their fourth Real Roots! course. The dates are 18-20 February 2019 and it’s open to all instrumentalists and booking is now open, so you can reserve your place now. https://halswaymanor.org.uk/event/real-roots-with-piva-2016/ As always, we will be running our “have a go” sessions, so if you’ve always hankered after playing crumhorns, […]
We are absolutely delighted to be playing at Acton Court in August. The most special of venues! If you have the chance to see Piva, jump at it. Voluntary Arts Ireland Like all good bands, Piva need to be experienced live. Paul James, Blowzabella An Elizabethan progress was a lavish and costly affair, with citizens, […]
Piva’s brand new show “Gloriana – An Elizabethan Progress” will be performed at the first time at The Isle of Ely Festival. We are delighted to be joined by singer, An Croenen Brutsaert, for this and our performance at Acton Court.