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An exclusive preview for Wandsworth Arts Fringe guests and for Our Supporters.
Duration approx. 20 min
Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
If music be the food of love
Barbara Strozzi (1619 – 1677)
Claudio Monteverdi (1567 – 1643)
Voglio di vita uscir
Additional content available in full concert later:
Henry Purcell – The cares of lovers
Claudio Monteverdi – Si dolce tormento
Barbara Strozzi – L’eraclito Amoroso
Artists’ conversation about the music
No more than ever do we need music: the food of love, as Shakespeare so eloquently put it. As musicians we are called on to sing and play through joy and love to fear and despair. We follow this call to arms through music of the baroque by Henry Purcell, Barbara Strozzi and Claudio Monteverdi.
Hailed “a rather special mezzo” (Music Web International), Helen is a young artist increasingly in demand in the UK and abroad.
Recent concert highlights include debuts with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra (Handel Messiah/Stephen Layton), Royal Northern Sinfonia (Mendelssohn Lobgesang/Paul McCreesh) and at the Palau de la Musica in Barcelona (Bach Matthew Passion/Gabrieli Consort and Players); a worldwide tour of Handel Messiah with the Seattle Symphony, the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra and Adelaide Symphony Orchestra; performances as part of Barbican Sound Unbound 2019 and solo recitals at York Early Music Festival, London Handel Festival, Händel-festspiele Halle, Korčula Baroque Festival, Leicester International Music Festival and Fitzrovia Festival.
Helen won First Prize in the 2018 Handel Singing Competition, was a Rising Star of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment for 2017-19 and is a 2018 City Music Foundation Artist.
Why free? This special, limited offer is our way to thank You – our Patrons, and also the Wandsworth Arts Team and Wandsworth Arts Fringe for the incredible work and help offered to artists during the pandemic. Bach Club is part of Wandsworth creative family and we are happy to enrich the community we serve, and to share with you the wonderful gift of music.
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