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Friday 2nd July | Show Starts 7.30pm | St George’s Church, Deal | Unreserved Seating
Members of The Academy of Ancient Music, alongside students from the Historical Performance programme at The Guildhall School of Music and Drama, perform music from Charles II’s London, bringing to life the pomp and pageantry of a coronation, the febrile energy of the reopened theatres, the extravagant feasts and exuberant dances, the intimacy of the chamber and the glories of the Chapel Royal.
Instruments and ensembles of the age will be conjured, from the King’s Trumpets, the “Wind Musick”, the sackbuts and cornetts to the Twenty-four Violins, Charles’ orchestra modelled on that which had made such an impression during his exile at the Paris court of the young Louis XIV. The age’s most celebrated composers will be there too: John Blow, Jean-Baptiste Lully, Matthew Locke, Pelham Humfrey and, of course, Henry Purcell.
Programme will include: