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CANCELLED Baroque bal costumé - "Cousins at Court, Dance & Music for Louis XIV & Charles II"

Monday 23 March 2020 19:00-22:30

Our first ever baroque bal costumé led by Talitha MacKenzie with Tiffany Vong at the harpsichord will make you dream in pastel colours! Become a member and be the first informed of our events. If you are not yet a member of the Institut français d’Ecosse, we invite you to join. Already a member? Book your place early!

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Featuring musicians from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland performing François Couperin’s Concerts Royaux, and Rossignol performing dances by Louis-Guillaume Pécour and Claude Balon, followed by dancing for all: country dances from Playford and Bremner.

About Talitha MacKenzie
Talitha MacKenzie was introduced to Renaissance Dance by Ingrid Brainard and Baroque Dance by Wendy Hilton at the American Dance Festival, in 1973. As a student at the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston), she performed with Collegium Terpsichore, directed by acclaimed dance reconstructionist Julia Sutton.

MacKenzie currently lectures in Historical Dance & Music at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Glasgow) and recently founded the group Rossignol, members of which have performed with her at Holyrood Palace and Stirling Castle.

Since 2017, she has organised a series of Bicentennial Celebrations featuring the work of renowned Dance Band leader Nathaniel Gow & Edinburgh Dancing Master Barclay Dun, first at the Edinburgh Assembly Rooms and now at the Institut Français d’Écosse, where she teaches regular Quadrille classes (dances for four couples in a square). She is a board member of the Historical Dance Society and the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland.
Talitha MacKenzie at Renaissance Masque in Durham, 2016

About Tiffany Vong:
Originally from Hong Kong, Tiffany Vong is a harpsichordist, organist, and choral conductor based in Glasgow. She studied Music with an organ scholarship at Oriel College, Oxford and pursued postgraduate studies at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, studying organ with David Hamilton and harpsichord with Jan Waterfield.

Her studies at the RCS were generously supported by the RCS Trust and ABRSM. Tiffany was highly commended for the Governors’ Recital Prize for Keyboard, commended for the Bach Prize, and was awarded the British Reserve Insurance Prize for Early Music.

Tiffany completed a Masters in Historically Informed Performance Practice at the University of Glasgow under the supervision of John Butt. She is the Musical Director of Cunninghame Choir and University of Glasgow Opera Society. Tiffany is an Associate of the Royal College of Organists and a Trustee of the Glasgow Society of Organists. 

Event details
Institut français d’Ecosse
Monday 23 March, from 7 to 10 pm
Salle Emilienne Moreau-Evrard (First Floor)
West Parliament Square
Edinburgh EH1 1RF
Price: £25 & £20 (concession)

Book directly online via our ticketing system or on Eventbrite and get FREE access to the workshop organised by Talitha MacKenzie on Saturday 21st March from 1 to 3pm.
Access all concerts with our Festival Pass for only £60! It also gives you FREE access to the baroque dance workshop and concession price for the baroque ball. Get yours now!

Please note that booking for the workshop is mandatory. Please send an email to ifecosse.edimbourg-cslt diplomatie.gouv.fr or call us on +44 (0)131 285 60 30
For our concession & refund policy, see our brochure.

Recommended Dress Code for the baroque bal costumé: 17th-18th c (long gown for ladies, kilt or breeches for men), following the examples shown below:

From left to right: Hugh Hillyard Parker at Holyrood, David Thomson Louis XIV

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