GSMD Cantata Group 15 May

photoYesterday we enjoyed a repeat visit from the talented musicians of the Historical Performance department of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, directed by James Johnston. Their performance of John Blow’s 1683 masque, “Venus and Adonis” offered a glimpse into a rarely-heard work that was an obvious precursor of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, considered by many as the birth of Opera in England.
Fine performances: singing, playing and dancing from all! We’re lucky to have had a sneak peak at this performance, playing with two casts later this week in three further presentations at Blackheath Halls, Hatchlands and the Gresham Centre.

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