Artist Focus: The Academy of Ancient Music

“One of the world’s greatest period-instrumentbands, the Academy of Ancient Music, is stuffed full with the superstars of the historically-informed style of playing.” Glasgow Herald

With Easter upon us and a Bank holiday weekend to enjoy, we thought it would be a good time to draw your attention to The Academy of Ancient Music‘s wonderful Summer Festival programme which highlights three important events in the church calendar.

The Academy of Ancient Music is renowned as one of the world’s finest modern orchestras. Using old instruments and playing in styles appropriate to the time of composition, their classical and baroque performances allow the listener to hear the music as the composer originally intended.

For this year’s Summer Festival, Academy of Ancient Music have put together a double-bill which presents three events in the church calendar in three very different musical forms; one of Corelli’s devotional concerti grossi – written for Christmas, a Bach Cantata for the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and one of Zelenka’s settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah – used during Holy Week. The beautiful Christ Church, Spitalfields provides a fitting venue for this fantastic programme, book your tickets now and join us on a musical journey back in time!

Academy of Ancient Music
Thursday 16 June 6.30pm & 8.30pm
Christ Church Spitalfields

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