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Music to her Majestie

Odes for the last Stuart

Elizabeth Kenny, Nicholas Mulroy, Jimmy Holliday, Nardus Williams, Zoe Brookshaw
Music to her Majestie

Supported by a grant from Continuo Foundation

Supported by Continuo Foundation

Painting a unique portrait of a remarkable monarch, Spiritato and lutenist Elizabeth Kenny, are joined by a crack team of soloists to explore exquisite works dedicated to the last Stuart. Often overlooked, Queen Anne was a lifelong Patroness of Arts, witnessing both the end of the Restoration and the arrival of a new, virtuosic Italian style.

Beginning with Purcell’s beautiful music for her wedding as a young princess, via the modern premiere of John Eccles’ lyrical Inspire Us Genius of the Day, full of hope for Britain’s new Queen in 1703, to Handel’s glowing ode for her birthday of 1713, his masterpiece; Eternal Source of Light Divine. Each work features the finest composer and leading poet of the day and shines a light on two decades of politics and power at the dawn of the 18th Century.

Generously supported by Continuo Foundation, Angel Early Music and the Gemma Classical Music Trust

  • 📅Sun 10 September 2023
  • 📍St Giles Cripplegate, Fore St, Barbican, London
  • 🕑6:00pm
  • 🎫£17.50

St Giles Cripplegate, Fore St, Barbican, London
Fore Street, London, EC2Y 5DB, United Kingdom