Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

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10 things you (probably) didn’t know about Handel’s Messiah

Thu 6 Dec 2018

Handel’s Messiah is probably the most performed choral work in history, and despite being about the whole of Jesus’ life it is now mainly performed at Christmas.

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Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


His times: In Bach’s Germany, music was centred on the church which was unfailingly where its finest practitioners were found.

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Current Distractions

Thu 15 May 2014

Current distractions

Deputy Director of Development Harriet Lawrence takes charge of this week’s Current Distractions – and it’s a geek edition, featuring music in space, city stargazing, what happens when astronomy gets naughty and some xylophones.

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Samuel West & the Labèque sisters

Mon 10 Feb 2014


It is our great pleasure to announce that actor Samuel West will be narrating our French Fancies concerts, in Reading and London, on 19 & 20 February.  Samuel will be accompanying the Labèque sisters on stage and reading Ogden Nash’s libretto to Saint-Saens’ Carnival of the Animals.  Here’s a bit about his previous work…

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