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5 Things you (probably) didn’t know about Henry Purcell

Tue 9 Sep 2014

The Night Shift

In honour of the upcoming Night Shift featuring the music of Henry Purcell, we present you with some little known facts about the composer and the future musicians he inspired.

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Matthew Truscott on Purcell

Tue 29 Apr 2014

Matthew Truscott

This May, The Night Shift is back to make your ears smile in two amazing venues.  What will we be playing?  Purcell that’s what.  Here’s violinist Matthew Truscott to tell you why that’s a good thing…

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How would you like your Purcell?

Tue 22 Apr 2014

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.

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The Night Shift, 6 Feb, what you thought…

Fri 7 Feb 2014

The Night Shift

Last night, over a hundred of you braved the tube strikes and miserable weather to join us at the top of The Old Queen’s Head, for a few drinks and some music by John Blow, Matthew Locke and Henry Purcell.  Here’s what you had to say about it…

[View the story “The Night Shift, 6 February, The Old Queen’s Head, Islington” on Storify]

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Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)


Purcell / The Man

Henry Purcell is often hailed as England’s greatest composer. Ever. Sadly, his genius was cut short by an early death at the age of just 36. Nevertheless, he’d written enough masterpieces in his short life to ensure his place in the history books and the concert hall for the rest of time.

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