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Tue Apr 22 2014

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Wilton's Music Hall Doodle Bar

The Night Shift is back in May with two consecutive nights of classical goodness served up for your aural pleasure, with events on 13 May at Battersea’s Doodle Bar and 14 May at Wilton’s Music Hall.

We’re playing the same programme, with music by Henry Purcell, at each so it’s your choice – would you like to experience it in the intimate 150 capacity Doodle Bar, a former dairy on the banks of the Thames, or in the faded grandeur of London’s oldest surviving music hall? Or do a Night Shift bender and come to both?

The Night Shift – Doodle Bar (Tickets £9)
The Night Shift – Wilton’s Music Hall (Tickets £12)

The music on the bill all comes from the pen of Baroque composer Henry Purcell, whose music, including his bawdy drinking songs, has become a regular fixture of our Night Shift events.

The first half of the programme is all taken from his ‘semi-opera’ The Fairy Queen. Think of it as a Baroque musical – speech, song and dance al mixed up in a totally over-the-top extravaganza. We’ll just be doing some singing bits (though of course you’re welcome to dance if you like) and will be joined by soprano Julia Doyle, with the evening being led by our pub gig regular, Orchestra Leader Matthew Truscott.

Here’s the full programme – we’ll do a playlist so you can sample some of the music very soon.

Prelude/First Music (Fairy Queen)
If love’s a sweet passion (Fairy Queen)
Rondeau (Fairy Queen)
Thrice Happy (Fairy Queen)
Plaint (Fairy Queen)
Chaconne (Fairy Queen)

Sweeter than Roses
Fantasia on One Note
Oh Solitude
Sonata 6 from 10 in 4
Evening Hymn

Book Now:
The Night Shift – Doodle Bar (Tickets £9)
The Night Shift – Wilton’s Music Hall (Tickets £12)

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