What a year it’s been in the UK. There has been so much to celebrate and remember in 2012, not least the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. All the goings-on this year inspired the Two Moors Festival’s theme of anniversaries for our main two-week event in October and we just couldn’t hold concerts with this theme without including one inspired by the Queen herself.
Our Right Royal Revelry event on October 12th in Tithe Barn, Dunster at 19:30 promises to be a truly extraordinary one, with musicians Christopher Bucknall on harpsichord, cellist Tim Smedley, viola player Malgosia Ziemkiewicz, violinists Nia Lewis and Daniel Edgar and baroque oboist Frances Norbury all coming together to put on a performance of classical music written for kings and queens of the past.
Quite an informal affair, the programme consists of Purcell’s Suite from King Arthur, Couperin’s Concert Royal No 8, Lully’s Suite, Handel’s Suite from the Fireworks/Water music, Rebel’s Les Caracteres de la Danse, Handel’s Concerto Grosso in G Op 3 No 4, Purcell’s Pavan and Chacony in G minor and Paisible’s Music for the Queen [Anne] and the King of Spain.
As if all that wonderful Baroque music wasn’t enough, you’ll also get to see some of the dance steps of the period as well – and even have a go yourself, if you’re brave enough!
We really can’t wait for this concert here at the Two Moors Festival – it really does sound an awful lot of fun!
Hope to see you all there!
Right Royal Revelry, October 12th, Tithe Barn, Dunster, 19:30
A concert inspired by royal anniversaries
Tickets: £18, unreserved seating
Call (01643) 831 006 to book tickets
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