Thu 10 Mar

Wonderland! by Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu

Les Salons en Musique, Women Shaping the World – The Festival

Axelle Verner, mezzo-soprano
Reynier Guerrero (tbc) and Véronique Bouilloux, violins
Benoit Morel, cello
Albane Imbs, guitar/theorbo
Franck-Emmanuel Comte, harpsichord and musical direction

Led by the charismatic mezzo-soprano Axelle Verner, this programme features pieces by composers such as Playford or Purcell, and promises magical effects and all the charm of English Baroque under the direction of Franck-Emmanuel Comte.

Since its inception in 1992, the ensemble Le Concert de l’Hostel Dieu has been a major player in the French Baroque scene. Nourished by stimulating artistic collaborations, the ensemble brings together different baroque aesthetics with various cultures and artists from diverse backgrounds.

Thu 10 March 7.30pm | £15, members £13, students £5

Enjoy a treat at Café Tangerine along with your ticket! Add a Glass of Champagne and Slate to your booking.


Let’s celebrate!
Henry Purcell, Strike the viol (Birthday Ode for Queen Mary)
John Playford, The Virgin Queen
Henry Purcell, Crown the altar
Henry Purcell, Wondrous Machine (Ode Hail ! Bright Cecilia)
Henry Purcell, Jig et Hornpipe (Abdelazzer)

Love and deception
Henry Purcell, Sonata a 4 Z.807
Nicholas Lanier, Loves constancy « No more shall meeds »
John Ecces, Slow air (The mad lover)
Henry Purcell, Come all (Timons of Athenes)
Henry Purcell, « Dry those eyes » (The Tempest)

Night and enchantment
Henry Purcell, Prélude (The Fairy Queen)
Henry Purcell, Hush no more (The Fairy Queen)
Henry Purcell, Cold Song, Dance of spirits (King Arthur)
Henry Purcell, The witches dance (Dido and aeneas)

Bad boys and madness
Matthew Locke, Bacchus Song (Psyché)
Carolan, John O’Connor Jiggs
Anon, Ever the winds
Anon, Mad maudlin
John Playford, Nobody’s Jigg, Bobbing Joe
Henry Purcell, Song Your hay it is mow’d (King Arthur)

As part of Les Salons en Musique, a chamber music concerts series supported by Aline Foriel-Destezet

Salons en Musique women shaping the world



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