Wanted. Sailors, witches and sundry other characters.

On the 17th September we have a day workshop with John Hancorn on Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas.

We have a fine group of soloists.

Debbie Catterall – Dido
Tom Salmon – Aeneas
Katy Howarth – Belinda
Jenny Murphy – 2nd Woman

The details are on the workshops page.

When you apply do mention if you would like an opportunity to take one of the smaller solo roles.

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Clemens was definitely not a pope.

We had a most successful and enjoyable day with Stephen Rice exploring a tiny part of the huge output of this fine Flemish composer. In the course of the day we learned that his name is not a reference to Pope Clemens but in all probability his nickname perhaps given by fellow musicians. He was notoriously amoral and a drunkard. Definitely not pope like.