Our Next Performance!

Our next full Queen’s Closet performance will be on the 3rd November at 5pm in Prefab Hall in Wellington. The title of the programme is “All the Pleasures” after Henry Purcell’s first Ode to honour the patron saint of musicians, St Cecilia, which begins:

Welcome to all the pleasures that delight

Of ev’ry sense the grateful appetite.

Hail, great assembly of Apollo’s race.

Hail to this happy place, this musical assembly

That seems to be the arc of universal harmony.

Not only will there be music and good company, but some nibbles to get you started (feel free to bring more to feast on, and a bottle, to share with your friends), and who knows, you may even feel inspired into dancing! The programme will include colourful music by Henry Purcell and other Restoration composers, as well as continental composers of this time such as Schmelzer, Albrici and Biber. Hear the diverse sounds of baroque strings, hoboy, natural trumpets, sackbut, cornetto, baroque bassoon, Harpsichord and percussion. A feast for all the senses … all the pleasures, indeed!

If you haven’t seen it, the review of our June performance is here:

https://middle-c.org/2019/06/restorative-music-from-the-restoration-performed-by-the-queens-closet/

Save the dates

We have some exciting projects in the planning stages for next year. We can’t reveal details yet … but we can confirm the next two dates to hear The Queen’s Closet in Wellington in 2020 will be March 8th and April 5th.

All will be revealed soon … Please join our mailing list to be the first to hear about details!