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Sat 22 Apr 2017

Kings Place Hall One

The Art of Continuo (II)

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Bach Ich Steh mit einem Fuss im Grabe
Bsch Schubler Chorale Preludes
Purcell Music from The Fairy Queen
Handel Music fromGiulio Cesare
Bach Cantata BWV199

David Watkin director
Julia Doyle soprano
Alison McGillivray cello
Musicians from the OAE Experience Ensemble

As part of Kings Place’s Cello Unwrapped season, musicians from the Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience scheme join director David Watkin and soprano Julia Doyle to explore the role of the continuo in sacred and secular music.

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Wed 18 Oct 2017

Royal Festival Hall, London

Handel’s Semele

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Handel Semele

Ivor Bolton conductor
Louise Alder Semele
James Way Jupiter
Ray Chenez Athamas
Brindley Sherratt Somnus/ Cadmus
Mary Bevan Iris
Catherine Wyn-Rogers Juno

Be careful what you wish for.

When Handel premiered Semele in Covent Garden in 1744, he shocked audiences expecting something solemn for Lent with this steamy, sexy story of gods having affairs with mortals.

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