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Christ Church, Spitalfields

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Commercial Street
London, E1 6LY United Kingdom
020 7377 1362 https://spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk

June 2020

Pygmalion at Spitalfields Festival

June 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Christ Church, Spitalfields, Commercial Street
London, E1 6LY United Kingdom
£10 – £50

Festival Curator Kate Molleson presents Dunedin Consort performing Jean-Philippe Rameau’s sumptuous opera Pygmalion with a sensational cast accompanied by one of Scotland’s most daring young dancers, Claricia Parinussa. Rameau’s opera tells the myth of Pygmalion, a talented sculptor who creates the image of his ideal woman in ivory. As the statue takes shape, Pygmalion becomes increasingly infatuated with it, much to the dismay of his fiancée Céphise. The sculptor appeals to the goddess Venus to bring his statue to life,…

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Spem in Alium at Spitalfields Festival

June 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Christ Church, Spitalfields, Commercial Street
London, E1 6LY United Kingdom
£10 – £50

The voices of Dunedin Consort and National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain combine in a concert which pivots on two works of epic scale. Frequently hailed as one of the most astonishing pieces of choral music ever created, Tallis’s Spem in alium is a devotional motet for 40 separate voices interwoven to create an ever-shifting mosaic of sound. The audience will be surrounded by, and immersed in, song. A contemporary response comes from Spitalfields Festival Curator Errollyn Wallen, with her maritime-themed When the Wet Wind…

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