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Eglesfield Music Society: Dido and Aeneas

Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas is one of the most frequently performed pieces in the standard operatic repertoire; as one of the earliest English operas it has received consistent attention following the renewed interest in Baroque music, and the historically informed performance movement. 628 more words


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Preview of Eglesfield Music Society 'Dido and Aeneas'.

Am I wasting my time for a cold genius?

Staring into the unknown for the better part of last night due to the Muse’s “Airport-Gate” filled my head with Nomi.

What power art thou? 268 more words


Grandma's House Isn't The Same

Grandma’s house is the second one from the corner. It’s on Adams Street, which is paved with bricks, located in a small Oklahoma town called Purcell. 570 more words

Summer Concert tonight - tickets still available

There are still tickets available for tonight’s performance of “A Time to Mourn” at St Luke’s, Holloway (programme details below).

£15 (£10 concession) available on… 11 more words


Armonico Consort - Dido & Aeneas

Dido & Aeneas
Spitalfields Festival. Armonico Consort
Village Underground, 9 June 2015

I’m not sure if the ‘alternative’ venue of Village Underground (with old London underground trains, converted into artist’s studios, on the roof) was the ideal venue for this performance of Dido & Aeneas, not least given the nature of Armonico Consort’s rather staid production. 594 more words

Early Music Reviews

Arcangelo and Christine Rice - Aldeburgh Festival 21.6.15

Sunday night meant another trip along the A12, having been up and down it all day with various family outings. Having made it to Snape nice and early I grabbed some dinner and enjoyed the summery weather, eating outside. 606 more words

Not the way it's supposed to be

I was moved by a recent post from the Legal Genealogist, Judy G Russell, about the loss of children in her extended family. I knew that my great-great grandparents, James and Emma Purcell, had suffered a shattering blow and when I realised that today, 164 years ago, had been the birth of the first of those children, I felt their story had to be told. 528 more words

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