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Friday 10 May, 7.00pm
St John's Smith Square

Gillian Webster
Jeremy Ovenden
Ashley Riches
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh



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Handel  L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato

Gabrieli Consort & Players
Paul McCreesh

Handel's ravishing oratorio setting Milton's examination of the contrasting sides of the human personality - the lively and the pensive - contains some of the composer's most delicate and poetic evocations of English town and country, including the famous aria 'Sweet bird'. Paul McCreesh and the Gabrieli Consort & Players are known and admired throughout the world for their colourful vocal and instrumental style, and make a welcome return to open this year's Festival.

'Singing of the highest international standard and musical intelligence.'
International Record Review

Tickets £40, £30, £20, £15
See booking information for details on discounts and Festival Friends.
Venue details


Listen to Paul McCreesh, Gabrieli Consort & Players and Gillian Webster perform Handel.