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From the Pleasure Gardens to the Theatres

A night out in London - 18th-century style!

Mary Collins and Steven Player
From the Pleasure Gardens to the Theatres

Supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation

Supported by Continuo Foundation

For this concert The Vauxhall Band will be collaborating with world-renowned historic dance specialists Mary Collins and Steven Player for a night out in London – 18th-century style!

This exciting and innovative project is inspired by the lives of the 18th-century celebrity musicians and dancers who performed at both Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and London’s West End theatres.

The concert will bring back to life 18th-century London’s vibrant creative arts with an evening of music and dance typical of concerts which took place in public gardens and theatres and were enjoyed by people from all walks of life.

Music from the Pleasure Gardens

Niccolò Jommelli - Sinfonia in E Flat ‘Periodical Overture’
Johann Christian Fischer - Oboe Concerto No. 1 in C. Soloist: Joel Raymond

Ignatius Sancho - Minuet No.1
André Grétry - Menuet from Ballet des Nymphes de Diane

Thomas Augustine Arne - Symphony No.2 in F

Georg Frederic Handel - March from Scipione (The Queen Caroline dance steps)
Anon - L’Allemande

*** Interval ***

William Hamilton Bird - Airs from Hindoostan from The Oriental Miscellany - Harpsichord Soloist: David Wright
No.4 - Mutru be khoosh nuwa bego
No.20 - Rekhtah - Dill ne danne leea re
No.15 - Mera peeari ab ia re
No.16 - Tuppah - Kanja kia

Music from the Theatres

Georg Frederic Handel - Vauxhall Hornpipe HWV 356
Thomas Augustine Arne - Dr Arne’s Medley Overture
Samuel Arnold - Incidental Music to Macbeth: The Yellow-Hair’d Laddie
William Boyce - Symphony Op.2 No.4 - ‘The Shepherd’s Lottery’
Dances: Harlequinade

Music: Jean Baptiste Lully (1632–1637) - Chaconne Des Scaramouches, Trivelins et Arlequins from Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme.

Gavotte: La Montpensier
Music: William Hamilton Bird - Airs from Hindoostan
No.29 - Rekhtah - Munni bibbi nocharee
No.30 - Rekhtah - Rewannah kisty

Music: Ignatius Sancho - Richmond Hill

Contredanse: Le Cotillon
Music: Johann Christoph Pepusch (1657–1752) - ‘Youth’s the Season made for Joys’ from The Beggar’s Opera by John Gay

Dancers - Mary Collins and Steven Player
Violins - Jorge Jimenez, Anna Brigham
Viola - Clifton Harrison
Cello - Henrik Persson
Bass - Jan Zahourek
Oboes - Joel Raymond, Oonagh Lee
Bassoon - Chris Rawley
Horns - Richard Bayliss, Alice Kingham
Harpsichord - David Wright
Artistic Director - Laura Piras

  • 📅Sat 18 February 2023
  • 📍St Mary-at-Hill, London
  • 🕑7:00pm
  • 🎫Full Price - £20 | Concessions - £17 | Under 25's - £5

St Mary-at-Hill, London
Lovat Lane, London, EC3M 1, United Kingdom

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