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September 3, 2013

Sanctuary To Perform at Historic Jamestowne’s Memorial Church

The 14-member choir, Sanctuary, offers three special performances Saturday, Sept. 7 at Historic Jamestowne's Memorial Church. The choir, based at St. Stephen's Church in Richmond, will present a repertoire of song commonly heard in cathedrals and manor churches of 16th- and 17th-century England.

In celebration of Williamsburg Arts Month, the choir’s performances will feature music by composers William Byrd (1540-1523), Christopher Tye (1505-1572), Thomas Tallis (1505-1585) and John Taverner (1490-1545). The choir is scheduled to perform at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Guests also can enjoy arrangements of flowers and plants indigenous to Jamestown Island on display in the Memorial Church along with watercolors of Jamestown flowers by artist Betty Babb. Guests are also invited to take a self-guided tour of the island's many statues and monuments.

The concerts are free with paid admission to Historic Jamestowne. Admission, which includes both Historic Jamestowne and Yorktown Battlefield, is $14 per adult. National Parks passes and Preservation Virginia memberships are accepted, but a $5 fee may apply for entrance to Historic Jamestowne. Youngsters under age 16 receive free admission to Historic Jamestowne. For more information, telephone (757) 229-4497 or visit

Media Contact:
Jim Bradley