featuring Benjamin Bagby

The Toronto Consort - Beowulf

Friday, March 11, 8pm     

Saturday, March, 12 8pm

Medieval performer Benjamin Bagby (Sequentia) has taken the world by storm with his performances of one of the great epics of the European bardic tradition, the battle between the hero Beowulf and the monster Grendel. Don’t miss the chance to experience this teller of tales, in Toronto for the first time.   

Bagby’s performance is not only a tour de force, but a shining labour of love for the great story it tells, and for the original sound of its telling.
The Scotsman

Additional Performance Notes
Performed in Old English with projected surtitles in standard English.  

Although projected surtitles are provided for this performance, we also recommend reading the plot summary of Beowulf in advance.  (Story Synopsis HERE).  

90 Minutes, No Intermission.

Benjamin Bagby’s Bio HERE

Read the concert program HERE

The Beowulf DVD 
Benjamin Bagby’s legendary performance of the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, recorded live in Helsingborg, Sweden (January, 2006), will be on sale at the concerts.  

Pre-Concert Talk
Join Professor David Klausner, University of Toronto (Centre for Medieval Studies and Department of English), for the Pre-Concert Talk  ‘Be hearpan singende’ – the performance of Anglo-Saxon poetry.  Talks are FREE and held one hour before the concerts at 7pm, in the gymnasium.

The Beowulf weekend continues:
A fundraiser in support of the Toronto Consort
Sunday, March 13, 2016, 2:00 pm
Alliance Francaise, 24 Spadina Road (one block n. of Bloor Ave, at Lowther), Toronto
Tickets: $40
Purchase online at Eventbrite HERE
Or call the Consort’s administrative office at 416-966-1045
Advance purchase recommended.