The Boar's Head Festival with San Francisco Renaissance Voices
Join San Francisco Renaissance Voices and Assistant Music Director Katherine McKee, us as we celebrate the end of the holiday season with a Celebration of Twelfth Night - The Boar's Head Festival - featuring the music of Medieval through contemporary England. The Festival we know today originated at Queen's College, Oxford, England in 1340. Legend has it that a scholar was studying a book of Aristotle while walking through the forest on his way to Midnight Mass. Suddenly, he was confronted by an angry wild boar. Having no other weapon, he thrust his metal-bound book down the throat of the charging animal, whereupon the brute choked to death. That night the boar's head, finely dressed and garnished, was borne in procession to the dining room, accompanied by carolers singing "in honor of the King of bliss." This year our audiences will have more opportunities to sing along with us during the concert and after the concert our audiences will enjoy a traditional feast featuring wassail, king's cake and meat and vegetable pies.
Seventh Avenue Performances (View)
1329 Seventh Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94122
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