The Fairy Queen Revisited - Project with OAE, Beverley, 20 - 24 May 2013
As part of the Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival, the NCEM is teaming up with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, music students and members of the Music Education Group from the University of York, to work with year 7 and 8 pupils from Beverley Grammar School and Beverly High School in a week long residency, on a collaborative opera project based on Purcell's The Fairy Queen.
Led by composer James Redwood, the young people will be encouraged to explore themes from the 17th century work and Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream, upon which the opera is based, in the composition of songs, drama and movement, as well as learning to sing some of the highlights of Mr. Purcell's great work.
The young people will be part of the Fairy Queen Revisted performance at St Mary's Church, North Bar Within on Thursday 23 May at 7.30pm. The following are involved in this production:
James Redwood animateur/composer
Hetty Wayne violin
Cherry Forbes oboe
Cecelia Bruggemeyer double bass
Robert Howarth harpsichord
University of York Baroque Ensemble
Chamber Choir and Music Education Group
Beverley Grammar School directed by Zoe Hughes
Beverley Girls' High School directed by Sarah Ward