Music & History

 Since the beginning of her training as a singer Maria had a passion and interest for History and Historic music. She completed her University studies in History while studying music and has performed Early Music with numerous ensembles. She sang Spanish XVIII century “tonadilla escénica” (a type of short opera with theater) with Madrid Goyesco and performed XVIII Century secular music with the  Neocantes ensemble.

Together with Dr Christopher Hutchison they offer concert-talks, musical workshops and performances in costume that recreate each of these eras and bring to life the social and cultural history of the years c.1870 to 1945 through open-to-all ‘learning events’.

Radio Days collaborates with museums, libraries, local education authorities, schools and colleges, and other educational bodies in London and the South-East of England to develop and present participatory learning experiences in history.

Now she concentrates in Radio Days, a vintage music project dedicated to study and teach social history through the music of an era. It covers the years from the late Victorian period, through World War One and the inter-war years, to the end of World War Two, with Maria performing from the Victorian period up to the 1930s.

Maria has performed Music Hall and popular songs with Radio Days at the Victorian Weekend in Milton Keynes, the Red House Museum in Christchurch, the Geffrye Museum, and Museo Romántico de Madrid, amongst others.