Renaissance Players

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The Renaissance Players
OriginSydney
Years active1967[1] - 2014
MembersWinsome Evans (director)
Past membersMara Kiek
Llew Kiek
Ingrid Walker
Andrew Tredinnick
Jenny Duck-Chong
Wayne Richmond
Frederick May (poetry and narration)
Geoff Sirmai (poetry and narration)
David May (poetry and narration)
Barbara Stackpool
Andrew Lambkin
Jessica O'Donoghue
Mina Kanaridis
Tim Chung
Michael Atherton
Graham Pushee
Christopher Lawrence
Katie Ward
Tobias Cole
Michael Hooper
Nick Wales
Benedict Hames
Catherine Tabrett
Christopher May

The Renaissance Players were an Australian early music ensemble directed by Winsome Evans and based in the Department of Music at The University of Sydney.[2][3] Their album Mirror of Light received a nomination for the 1997 ARIA Award for Best Classical Album.

Discography[edit]

  • Memories Of English Minstrelsy (1976) - Viking
  • Adam's Apple (1977) - Cherry Pie
  • The Captive Unicorn (2LP) (1978) - Cherry Pie
  • The Sibyl's Giggle (1979) - Cherry Pie
  • The Cat's Fiddlestick (1981) - Cherry Pie
  • The Muses' Gift (Dances I) (1993) - Walsingham Classics
  • Venus' Fire (Dances II) (1994) - Walsingham Classics
  • The Ring Of Creation (Dances III) (1994) - Walsingham Classics
  • Garland Dances (Dances IV) (1995) - Walsingham Classics
  • Songs For A Wise King (Cantigas I) (1996) - Walsingham Classics
  • Maria Morning Star (Cantigas II) (1996) - Walsingham Classics
  • Mirror of Light (Cantigas III) (1996) - Walsingham Classics
  • Thorns Of Fire (The Sephardic Experience I) (1998) - Celestial Harmonies[4]
  • Apples & Honey (The Sephardic Experience II) (1998) - Celestial Harmonies[5]
  • Gazelle & Flea (The Sephardic Experience III) (1999) - Celestial Harmonies
  • Eggplants (The Sephardic Experience IV) (1999) - Celestial Harmonies
  • Testament (Archangels' Banquet/Shepherds' Delight) (2CD) (2000) - Celestial Harmonies
  • Of Numbers And Miracles - Selected Cantigas de Santa Maria (2001) - Celestial Harmonies
  • Adam's Apple (Limited CD reissue) (2006) - Cherry Pie
  • The Sibyl's Giggle (Limited CD reissue) (2006) - Cherry Pie
  • Pilgrimage to Montserrat (2CD) (2014) - Tall Poppies[6]
  • Memories Of English Minstrelsy (Expanded Limited CD reissue with bonus archive material) (2014)
  • Pillar of Wisdom (Cantigas IV) (2014) - Tall Poppies
  • Gabriel’s Message (Cantigas V) (2014)[7] - Tall Poppies

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mccallum, Peter (19 September 1988), "An unlikely celebration", Sydney Morning Herald
  2. ^ Strahle, Graham (7 February 2015), "Music reviews", The Australian
  3. ^ Ankeny, Jason, "Renaissance Players", allMusic
  4. ^ Schulte, Tom, "Winsome Evans / Renaissance Players. The Sephardic Experience, Vol. 1: Thorns of Fire", allMusic
  5. ^ Patterson, John W., "Renaissance Players. The Sephardic Experience, Vol. 2: Apples and Honey", allMusic
  6. ^ Moffatt, Steve (5 December 2014), "Album review: Pilgrimage to Montserrat is a surprising journey with The Renaissance Players", Manly Daily
  7. ^ Ballam-Cross, Paul (31 July 2015), "'Gabriel's Message (The Renaissance Players/Winsome Evans)", Limelight Magazine