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Music - Choir Concert, Sun 11 Mar 2018, free entry

Orpheus Britannicus

Orpheus Britannicus

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The 30-strong choir, under the direction of UEA Choirmaster Tom Primrose, will explore the music of Purcell – Britain’s Orpheus – and some of the composers who were friends, contemporaries or simply influenced by the finest British musician of his day and many thereafter.

In November 1695, Henry Purcell died in London at the height of his career. During the three and a half decades of his short life he had established a position for himself, both in contemporary society and in the history books, as one of Britain’s greatest composers. He held a number of enviable positions in the musical life of London, composing works for the church and stage, for the salon and for bawdy clubs, many of which have remained popular to this day. He inspired and influenced not only his contemporaries and immediate successors, but also his teachers and almost every English composer since the seventeenth century. This programme explores not only Purcell’s choral music, but also that of his teachers, contemporaries, and the generation of composers who succeeded him in the early eighteenth century.

The concert will be performed in the beautiful, medieval surroundings of St George's Tombland.

The concert is free to attend and all are welcome.

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Event details

Dates Times
Sun 11 Mar 2018 18:30 to 19:30
Doors open at 6pm


Free entry

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Sun 11 Mar Orpheus Britannicus


Alex Carlson



Princes Street,



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