12 November 2017 -
28 May 2018
Autumn and Spring
concerts 2017-18

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jup

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her to insist on seeing him in his divine f

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her to insist on seeing him in his divine form, whereupon his thunderb

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her to insist on seeing him in his divine form, whereupon his thunderbolts consume her. Planned for t

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her to insist on seeing him in his divine form, whereupon his thunderbolts consume her. Planned for the opening of London’s Italian opera house, Semele was never performed at the time, and the libretto is best known today from Handel’s later oratorio. Nevertheless, it is

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her to insist on seeing him in his divine form, whereupon his thunderbolts consume her. Planned for the opening of London’s Italian opera house, Semele was never performed at the time, and the libretto is best known today from Handel’s later oratorio. Nevertheless, it is a hig

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her to insist on seeing him in his divine form, whereupon his thunderbolts consume her. Planned for the opening of London’s Italian opera house, Semele was never performed at the time, and the libretto is best known today from Handel’s later oratorio. Nevertheless, it is a highly dramatic and effective response to the text in an attractive idiom

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her to insist on seeing him in his divine form, whereupon his thunderbolts consume her. Planned for the opening of London’s Italian opera house, Semele was never performed at the time, and the libretto is best known today from Handel’s later oratorio. Nevertheless, it is a highly dramatic and effective response to the text in an attractive idiom mixing English and Italian elements – think Purcell crossed with Corelli. It deserve

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her to insist on seeing him in his divine form, whereupon his thunderbolts consume her. Planned for the opening of London’s Italian opera house, Semele was never performed at the time, and the libretto is best known today from Handel’s later oratorio. Nevertheless, it is a highly dramatic and effective response to the text in an attractive idiom mixing English and Italian elements – think Purcell crossed with Corelli. It deserves to be much better known.

In this rare performance Peter Holman directs his regular team of singers and period instrument players. They are joined by Helen Charlston, who impressed everyone in our Bach concert last May and has just won the London Handel Competition, and Benjamin Bevan, recently attracting attention at English Touring Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne.

supported by The Anthony King Memor

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her to insist on seeing him in his divine form, whereupon his thunderbolts consume her. Planned for the opening of London’s Italian opera house, Semele was never performed at the time, and the libretto is best known today from Handel’s later oratorio. Nevertheless, it is a highly dramatic and effective response to the text in an attractive idiom mixing English and Italian elements – think Purcell crossed with Corelli. It deserves to be much better known.

In this rare performance Peter Holman directs his regular team of singers and period instrument players. They are joined by Helen Charlston, who impressed everyone in our Bach concert last May and has just won the London Handel Competition, and Benjamin Bevan, recently attracting attention at English Touring Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne.

supported by The Anthony King Memorial Fu

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her to insist on seeing him in his divine form, whereupon his thunderbolts consume her. Planned for the opening of London’s Italian opera house, Semele was never performed at the time, and the libretto is best known today from Handel’s later oratorio. Nevertheless, it is a highly dramatic and effective response to the text in an attractive idiom mixing English and Italian elements – think Purcell crossed with Corelli. It deserves to be much better known.

In this rare performance Peter Holman directs his regular team of singers and period instrument players. They are joined by Helen Charlston, who impressed everyone in our Bach concert last May and has just won the London Handel Competition, and Benjamin Bevan, recently attracting attention at English Touring Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne.

supported by The Anthony King Memorial Fund
performed in association with Opera Restor’d

Tickets: £18 (reserved) and £12 (unreserved)
half-price tickets for full-time studen

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John Eccles%%%Semele (1707)!!!
concert performance of the opera with words by William Congreve%%%!!!

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Semele is a lively retelling of the story of Jupiter’s pursuit of the Theban princess. Juno plots her downfall by persuading her to insist on seeing him in his divine form, whereupon his thunderbolts consume her. Planned for the opening of London’s Italian opera house, Semele was never performed at the time, and the libretto is best known today from Handel’s later oratorio. Nevertheless, it is a highly dramatic and effective response to the text in an attractive idiom mixing English and Italian elements – think Purcell crossed with Corelli. It deserves to be much better known.

In this rare performance Peter Holman directs his regular team of singers and period instrument players. They are joined by Helen Charlston, who impressed everyone in our Bach concert last May and has just won the London Handel Competition, and Benjamin Bevan, recently attracting attention at English Touring Opera, English National Opera and Glyndebourne.

supported by The Anthony King Memorial Fund
performed in association with Opera Restor’d

Tickets: £18 (reserved) and £12 (unreserved)
half-price tickets for full-time students

St Peter's, Sudbury Sunday 12 November 2017
REFORMATION & COUNTER-REFORMATION 6 pm
Claire Coleman soprano, Psalmody, The John Jenkins Consort, directed by Peter Holman  
St Mary's Church, Dedham Sunday 10 December 2017
GABRIEL’S MESSAGE 6 pm
Mediva directed by Ann Allen, Ann Allen shawms &, recorders, Adrien Reboisson shawms &, recorders, Corina Marti recorders &, clavicymbalum, Natalie Carducci fiddle, Erwan Picquet voice, Max Fiorani percussion, with a childrens' choir from local schools  
St Peter's, Sudbury Sunday 29 April 2018
JS BACH SONATAS FOR VIOLIN AND HARPSICHORD 6 pm
Margaret Faultless violin, Steven Devine harpsichord  
St Mary's Church, Hadleigh Monday 28 May 2018
JOHN ECCLES: SEMELE 6 pm
Philippa Hyde, Emma Bishton &, Gill Wilson soprano, Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano, Joseph Doody tenor, Benjamin Bevan baritone, members of Psalmody, Essex Baroque Orchestra, directed by Peter Holman
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