Bethany Seymour, Helen Charlston, Frederick Long, Peter Seymour

Saterday 12 December 7.00pm

Bethany Seymour soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Frederick Long baritone
Peter Seymour harpsichord

Bacchus is a pow’r divine

This emotive programme of songs, dialogues and trios by Purcell and Blow celebrates the genius of these two extraordinary English composers. Purcell combines his innate sense of the natural rhythms of speech with great melodic flair and harmonic invention, and his teacher, John Blow, is equally renown. Their songs for the theatre, streets, taverns and courts are arguably the most successful in the English language.

The role was sung by the strong and beautifully-toned soprano Bethany Seymour’ Kölnische Rundschau

Helen Charlston deserves special mention. Her solos displayed those qualities of her voice which have helped firmly establish Charlston on the professional scene.” Early Music Review

Long has a gorgeous voice and eschews affectation” The Opera Critic

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Event Date: 12/12/2020 7:00 pm

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