AT A GLANCE
ARS ELOQUENTIAE A TALE OF TWO CITIES: LONDON & PARIS STAGE AND STREET
“...radiant and virtuosic”
Lully Le Bourgeois et les Gentilshommes (excerpts)
Ars Eloquentiae present an evening at the Baroque theatre with music from Locke’s The Tempest and Lully’s Le Bourgeois Gentilshomme. But this is only half the story. The seedy and seditious sub-cultures of the capitals’ street songs will also be explored and performed thanks to new research by Dr Nicholas Hammond of Cambridge University.
Founded in 2012, Ars Eloquentiae (the art of eloquence) is a period-instrument ensemble which has recently taken up residency in the historic setting of St Anne’s Church, Kew Green. Its members are drawn from the highest ranks of London’s young professional musicians, who individually perform with many of the world’s most highly-renowned early-music ensembles including the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment. Collectively they explore a wideranging repertoire, excelling in both the performance of virtuosic chamber music and also in large scale cantatas and oratorios.
Ars Eloquentiae return to Clifton after a hugely successful concert at last year’s inaugural Festival.
Thursday 12 June 7.30pm Clifton Cathedral
Pre concert talk 6.45pm
£15 (£13), £12 (£10), £9 (£7), students with valid NUS £5
(all prices excl. booking fee)
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