NEWS: Iris Theatre Announces Mediaeval Baebes: 25th Anniversary Concert

The theatre company has today announced that the Ivor Novello award-winning group will perform four concerts at The Actor’s Church from the 27th to the 29th May.  

Marking their 25th anniversary, the Mediaeval Baebes will be performing songs from their new album, Prayers of the Rosary as well as hit title theme for TV’s Victoria, alongside traditional folk songs, and innovative settings of ancient and romantic poetry from their acclaimed 25 year back catalogue.

The classical choir was formed in May 1996 by Katharine Blake. So far they have released ten studio albums and won an Ivor Novella Award for their performance on the BBC serialisation The Virgin Queen. They have also received two Emmy nominations and a Royal Television Society award as the featured artist alongside composer Martin Phipps for the theme tune of IT­V’s hit TV show Victoria.

Talking about celebrating the 25th anniversary of the choir, Katharine Blake said: “25 years ago when a group of friends got together to sing some mediaeval music for fun, we could never have predicted the epic journey that the band was setting out on. Many incarnations and 10 studio albums later, we are so thrilled to be celebrating our silver jubilee, and to once again perform to a live audience.”

Meanwhile, Paul-Ryan Carberry, Artistic Director of Iris Theatre, also commented, “We are really excited to be hosting the 25th Anniversary Concert of the fantastic Mediaeval Baebes. We’re sure that audiences are in for a real treat when we welcome them back through our doors in May for what will be a spectacular evening of performances.” 

For these concerts, social distancing measures will be in operation at The Actors’ Church, with tickets available in singles and pairs. All patrons, unless they have a known medical condition, will be required to wear a face covering at the venue. 

Mediaeval Baebes: 25th Anniversary Concert will take place at The Actor’s Church from the 27th to the 29th May. To book tickets visit:

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