The reign of King Charles II was an era of excess, of celebration, and some of the most glorious music ever written in these isles. Saffron Hall favourites Harry Christophers and The Sixteen sing their way back to the musical world of the Restoration: a world of prayer and jubilation, saints and lovers, sweetness and sorrow, all set to music of unparalleled beauty and grace.
This concert will feature 8 singers and 15 instrumentalists.
This concert will finish at approximately 9.10pm
Purcell Hear my prayer
Purcell O solitude, my sweetest choice Z.406
Purcell Lord, how long wilt thou be angry?
Purcell Pavan a 4 in G minor Z.752
Purcell Plung’d in the confines of despair Z.142
Purcell Cecilia Ode 1683 ‘Welcome to all the pleasures’
Purcell In thee O Lord do I put my trust
Purcell From silent shades and the Elysian groves
Purcell Of all the instruments that are (Catch no. 23)
Purcell Welcome Song 1683 ‘From hardy climes’