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Enjoy a concert performance of Handel’s cantata La Lucrezia, sung by soprano Katherine Manley, in the chapel of one of London’s most iconic landmarks. To open the 2018 Spitalfields Music Festival, Artistic Curator André de Ridder presents this special Insight Event (featuring a Q&A with director Marco Štorman and composer Shiva Feshareki), as a prelude to the immersive production Unknown, Remembered which runs across the Festival.
Soprano Katherine Manley
Harpsichord Marianna Henriksson
Viola da Gamba Liam Byrne
In in its impressive and foreboding concentric structure the Tower of London symbolised everything that medieval England stood for: power, grandeur and strength. Originally, the home of royalty, the Tower was a place of safety and security not only for royals but for the Royal Mint, Crown Jewels and armoury. Most famously a prison until 1952, the Tower held captive a number of important historical figures including Anne Boleyn, Lady Jane Grey and Guy Fawkes. The Chapel Royal of St Peter Ad Vincula was the burial place of many of these prisoners. Now a World Heritage Site, the Tower hosts over two million visitors a year.