On Thursday 26th November I’m excited to be giving a preview performance of ‘Pepys and Purcell’, my project in collaboration with Poet in the City to celebrate the vocal music of perhaps the greatest musical figure in English cultural history: Henry Purcell
Fire, plague and political upheaval dramatically re-shaped late-17th-century London. This turbulent time was documented in the extensive diaries of Samuel Pepys (1633–1703), and coincided with a great revival in the fortunes of English music: a golden century stretching from the Restoration of Charles II and Purcell, to the reign of George II and Handel. ‘Pepys and Purcell’ mirrors the unprecedented integration of the arts during the Restoration, with a narrative constructed from Pepys’ diary, and reflections in Restoration poetry and seventeenth-century vocal music.
There are a limited number of tickets available for the preview at the Café Royal at 7pm on Thursday 26th November 2015. Please follow the link below to book: