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Medieval Music & Merry-Making

Date & time: 
Friday, 1 December 2017 - 5:30pm
Location: 
Chapel
‘Nowel’ ornamentally written on the notes of the first line - in the Bodleian MS. Arch. Selden B. 26, fol. 14v
‘Nowel’ ornamentally written on the notes of the first line of a carol - in the Bodleian MS. Arch. Selden B. 26, fol. 14v

The medievalists of Teddy Hall warmly invite you to join them for the annual wassailing event, on Friday 1 December at 5:30pm in the College Chapel. All are welcome to come along for an evening of medieval carols and merriment.

The wassailing offers the opportunity to hear the College's female Choral Scholars perform the carol in Bodleian MS. Arch. Selden B. 26 (pictured), as featured in the major exhibition ‘Designing English’ at the Bodleian Library (from 1 December). The carol opens with the following lines:

Out of your sleep arise and wake, for God mankind now hath ytake, all of a maid without any wake, of all women she bear’th the bell: Nowell!
And thro a maidë fair and wise Now man is made of full great prize; Now angels kneelën to mannës servise, And at this time all this befell: Nowell!

Seasonal refreshments will be provided - including mulled wine and mince pies, plus Kinderpunsch, Stollen and Lebkuchen.