Enjoy live music in the beautiful grounds of Kensington Palace at this outdoor summer event. For a special Royal Night Shift, we’re playing songs by one of The Night Shift’s favourite composers, George Frideric Handel, who wrote music for the Royal stars of the Palace’s Enlightened Princesses exhibition.
As a famous person, you get all kinds of crazy stuff written about you. Poor George Friedrich Handel has articles, books and even a museum dedicated to him.Read More
Violinist (and leader of 12 May’s The Night Shift) Kati Debretzeni talks about Telemann’s incredible work ethic and interest in horticulture.
We perform works by Telemann at Southbank Centre on 12 May details/ticketsRead More
Singer-songwriter Olivia Chaney joins us on Wednesday to opened The Night Shift. We spoke with her about her approach to writing and what she fears most.Read More
Last night saw us return to Queen Elizabeth Hall for a celebration of Corelli’s 300th Deathday. Here’s what you had to say about it…
Thanks to all of you that came along last night. Here’s what we played.Read More
Ahead of our Night Shift this Wednesday, director Laurence Cummings, who leads the show, talks to us about concert-going in Handel’s time and why classical music shouldn’t be relaxing…
Up and coming singer/songwriter Taube Brahms has already started making a name for herself on the London music scene.Read More
We’re very excited to be making a return trip to one of our most popular venues, Wilton’s Music Hall, this summer.Read More
Cello player Jonathan Rees will be playing at The Night Shift on 23 April, when we return to the Amersham Arms for some Handel, some improv and, of course, a few drinks. We spoke with Jonathan about his heroes and pre-concert rituals.Read More
In ‘normal’ classical concerts, a lot of things are frowned upon; chatting, drinking… and sneaky filming of the event too (tut tut). Well, we’ve pretty much tackled chatting and drinking, so for the Night Shift at the Amersham Arms on 23 April, we want you to help us take it one step further.Read More
The audience at our Night Shift event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 22 November chatted to us after a fab concert with a huge choir, some old instruments and Handel’s powerfully moving music.
Here’s what they thought of the night…Read More
Unlike Mozart who was born into music, George Frideric Handel was born into a family that weren’t fussed about it at all. His father, a barber surgeon who wanted him to study law, forbade him from playing music. Unperturbed, Handel snuck a clavichord (a sort of early keyboard) upstairs to the top room in the house and would play it up there whenever his family were asleep.Read More
John Butt is about to direct a very different Night Shift on 22 November, which will see the dramatic work of Handel played in a totally different environment. We chatted to him about fears, rituals and Flowerpot Men…Read More
The second night of the pub tour went down a storm (we think?!) in a rather chilly Amersham Arms, as we made our New Cross debut! Here’s a full set list from the evening.
Handel Trio Sonata in F major from Opus No. 5
Tartini Trio Sonata in D
Sammartini Duo for two violins in D
Bononcini aria from Camilla, Fate the more it does depress me
Purcell Catch: Once, twice I Julia tried
Locatelli Trio Sonata No, 7 from Opus 8
Hellendaal Concerto Grosso No.1 from Opus 3
Baltzar divisions on “John come Kiss &c” from Playford ‘The Division Violin’, London 1684
Purcell Catch: Tis women make us love