Handel’s water music and other english music by purcell, performed by eboracum baroque
Saturday 20 May, 6-7.30 (gates open at 5.30)
A unique English baroque and Dryden inspired programme, orchestrated by Eboracum Baroque on period instruments in the atmospheric priory church.
Eboracum Baroque are delighted to return to Canons Ashby Priory to perform a programme of music featuring Handel’s famous Water music. Originally performed in 1717 on the River Thames in a royal barge, King George loved it so much he requested it be played 3 times that evening! The concert also includes arias by the composer Henry Purcell taken from his major stage works, some of which is set to text by England’s first poet laureate, John Dryden, who holds strong connections with Canons Ashby.
Eboracum Baroque is a group of young professional singers and instrumentalists that perform on period instruments, including the harpsichord and the natural trumpet.
Tickets cost £12 for adults and £6 for children.
To book please ring 03442491895, visit our website or just turn up on the door.