A city of tents made of cloth shot through with gold, fountains spouting red and white wine, crumpets galore to feed the crowds – and music fit for kings.
2020 marks the 500th anniversary of the Field of Cloth of Gold, a remarkable political summit and meeting of the two greatest kings of the age: Francis I of France and England's King Henry VIII.
Wellington choir The Tudor Consort will be bringing the musical aspect of this spectacular event to life this weekend. They're presenting of a concert of music that may have been performed at the historic occasion, featuring works by composers Jean Mouton, Claudin de Sermisy, Robert Fayrfax and King Henry VIII himself.
Choir director Michael Stewart talks about the occasion and the music.
Field of Cloth of Gold - The Tudor Consort, Michael Stewart (dir)
Saturday 7 November, 7:30pm
Pre-concert talk 7pm
Wellington Cathedral of St Paul, Wellington