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with Jeffreys Anthems and Biber Mystery Sonatas (Lucy Russell Violin)

Saturday 16 March 2024, 7.30pm - c.9.45pm
St Lawrence Parish Church, York

Tickets: £25.00 (£23.00 concessions, £5.00 Student)

Bethany Seymour Dido, Jason Darnell Aeneas

Wendy Goodson Belinda, Caroline Sartin-Smith Sorceress

with Yorkshire Baroque Soloists

The ancient tale of Dido, the tragic Carthaginian queen, provided ready inspiration for Henry Purcell in his enduring Dido and Aeneas. Purcell’s short opera (given here in a concert performance) is filled with vivid orchestral music, supporting characters and memorable choruses. Though only one of his works was published in his lifetime, Jeffreys’ anthems include poetic settings of a range of English texts including Whisper it Easily, Rise Heart! The Lord is Risen and How Wretched is the State. The Biber Mystery Sonatas, also known as the Rosary sonatas, are a pinnacle of the baroque violin repertoire and we could look for no better interpreter than Lucy Russell, leader of Yorkshire Baroque Soloists.

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