Saturday, November 21, 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., $40 at the Cloisters, New York
The Binchois Consort
Henry V and Lancaster
Celebrating the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt the UK-based Binchois Consort brings a program to The Cloisters that portrays Henry V as a formidable military and political figure, celebrated in the famous Agincourt carol, motets, and chants composed for Lancastrian coronations. Henry’s piety is in turn revealed in his own settings of the mass and the chants for John of Bridlington, a saint favored by the Lancastrians and the last Englishman to be canonized before the Reformation. The Binchois Consort’s CD of this program won a Critic’s Choice in Gramophone Magazine and a Choral Choice in the BBC Music Magazine.