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Thu 12 Jun 2014

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Gamechangers: Mildly Rude?

Time: 7:00pm

Admission: £9-£38

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We round off our Gamechangers series with music from one of the unsung heroes of British music, William Boyce. His ‘serenata’ Solomon was as popular as Handel’s Messiah in its time but its lyrics were considered ‘mildly rude’ and too racy for later, more conservative, tastes, so it lay virtually unperformed after 1800. We hope that modern audiences prove more open-minded…

Handel Overture and Arrival of the Queen of Sheba from Solomon
Handel Chandos Anthem Let God Arise
Boyce Solomon A Serenata

Steven Devine director
Lucy Crowe
soprano
James Gilchrist
tenor
Choir of the Enlightenment

OAE Extras at 5.45pm.  Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium.
Free Admission.
Steven Devine introduces the little known composer Boyce, including extracts from chamber music with young performers.

The Aftershow
Join artists after the concert for an informal discussion and Q+A.

Concert finishes at approximately 9.10pm.

Watch the video below to see us in rehearsal

Venue & ticket details

Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment
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