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The Night Shift: Ye Olde Rose and Crown Theatre Pub

We’re taking Telemann to Walthamstow for October’s gig in a pub.
Walthamstow, Ye Olde Rose and Crown £5 - £10 Book tickets

If you were making a case in A Pub Debate for the most under-rated baroque composer then Telemann would be well worth a shout. This cracking composer was a contemporary of Handel and Bach. Their fame has eclipsed him, but back in the day he was their equal. Telemann and Bach were also good friends and he was godfather to Bach’s son Carl Philipp Emanuel.

Telemann had a particular affinity with the recorder. For this month’s The Night Shift, Rachel Beckett has put together a set that highlights the versatility of the instrument. It includes concertos for recorder, oboe and violin by Telemann and Vivaldi, as well as pieces by Purcell, Leclair and Handel.

The Night Shift is our series of informal gigs featuring chamber music by some of our favourite composers. Chamber music is literally music for smaller rooms in the home (or other places where people socialise). And that’s how we like it to roll… grab a drink, enjoy the sounds and have a chat.

Spaces limited, book early to avoid disappointment.