Secret Concert at Lyveden

Lodge Interior

This summer, in partnership with Arts and Gardens, Lyveden is staging a new open-air concert celebrating music as a force for change and freedom of expression.

Join us on Saturday 23rd June at 7.30pm for an uplifting summer evening of music. You can book tickets here.

Professional singers of The Come and Sing Company will lead a community choir in an outdoor staged summer concert in Lyveden's gardens.  The choir will perform a programme of music by recusants, William Byrd and Thomas Tallis, powerful slave spirituals and Syrian folk songs.

Choristers include 100 children from three schools from Corby, King's Cliffe and Aldwincle, who have composed new music about Lyveden to perform at our choral concert.

A place of quite resistance
Children exploring the Lodge's viewing platform.
A place of quite resistance

Sir Thomas Tresham designed Lyveden at a time of great religious upheaval and persecution of non-conforming faiths, as a place of quiet resistance and retreat, with highly symbolic architecture and a Tudor garden laid out for private pilgrimage.  

We’re inviting Northamptonshire to engage with themes across four hundred years that burn just as brightly today and wonder…what do I stand for in these turbulent times? 

" The community workshops and public performance celebrating Lyveden's history offer the Lyveden team a fantastic opportunity to highlight themes such as religious identity, persecution and creative expression that are key to the story behind the creation of the Elizabethan garden and lodge at Lyveden"
- Shona, Manager at Lyveden.

Lend your voice...

If you've got a passion for singing, join our community choir and Come and Sing in Secret. Choristers take part in three days of behind-the-scenes history and music workshops on 16th, 17th and 23rd June, performing with over a hundred people against the backdrop of Tresham's unfinished garden lodge at the Secret Concert on the final day.

Made possible by a Sharing Heritage grant from Heritage Lottery Fund, raised by National Lottery players.