Purcell: The Indian Queen
Sunday, 26 June at 3 pm
Purcell – The Indian Queen
My Heart is inditing
Remember not, Lord
Stour Festival Choir & Orchestra
Robert Hollingworth conductor
Much postponed but finally here - a celebratory afternoon’s Purcell. The searing a cappella entrée (‘an intensely dissonant hit’) is followed by a crisp Coronation Anthem whose ‘French’ style is nonetheless instilled with a sense of England’s musical past. The plat principal is our third opera this year - Purcell’s rarely heard Indian Queen with its sorcerers, implausible South American plot, croaking toads, hissing snakes - and show tunes: ‘I attempt from love’s sickness’, ‘We the spirits of the air’ and the tremendous ‘You twice ten hundred deities’. The Stour tradition of the final concert is of itself a phenomenon, all thrown together on the day like a musical omelette, with good humour and a renewed joy in being able to perform together at all.
Tickets:£30, £23 (numbered & reserved)£16 (unreserved)
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