AMYAS owes its very existence to the theatre. Its founding members, met working at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre and began exploring other repertoire together whilst performing on Broadway. Many of the instruments the group performs on were ones which were popular in theatrical productions in the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries and their performances often have a very Theatricall flair!
Music is all about telling stories. From the drama of a medieval ballad or dance, to Handel's Music for the Royal Fireworks, music, throughout history, has woven tales and worked on the emotions. Humour is a vital part of our human psyche and AMYAS members never miss a chance for a musical joke. An engaging and dramatic performance style is something the group feels is hugely important for allowing modern audiences in to the humanity of music both old and new