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Alexander Pope Anniversary Concert

Thursday February 7, 2019 at 19:00
St Mary's Church, Twickenham
£10, children under 12 free
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  1. To the hills and vales, from Dido and Aeneas - Henry Purcell
  2. Happy the man (Ode to solitude) - Joseph Baildon
  3. By Music, from Ode on St Cecilia's Day - Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
  4. As steals the morn, from L'Allegro, il penseroso ed il moderato HWV 55 - George Frideric Handel
  5. Per la gloria d'adorarvi, from Griselda - Giovanni Bononcini
  6. Where 'er you walk, from Semele HWV 58 - George Frideric Handel
  7. Arise, sweet messanger, from The Masque of Alfred - Thomas Augustine Arne
  8. There is a garden in her face - John Ireland
  9. Weep you no more sad fountains, from 7 Elizabethan Lyrics Op 12 - Roger Quilter
  10. Ombra mai fù, 'Largo', from Serse, 'Xerxes' HWV 40 - George Frideric Handel
  11. Happy we!, from Acis and Galatea HWV 49b - George Frideric Handel, arranged by Felix Mendelssohn
  12. When I am laid in earth, from Dido and Aeneas Z 626 - Henry Purcell
  13. Lascia ch'io pianga, from Rinaldo HWV 7 - George Frideric Handel
  14. Sound and Sense - Radnor House School Composition Workshop Group, words by Alexander Pope

Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust invites you to an evening of music commemorating the poet Alexander Pope (1688-1744) in the Church of St Mary the Virgin, Twickenham, where Pope's final resting place is marked by a plain stone in the aisle . This will be the first of our celebrations to mark the tercentenary of Pope’s arrival in Twickenham.

The Petersham Consort will perform several pieces by his friends and contemporaries including Handel, Bononcini, Arne, and Purcell. There will also be pieces by Charles Parry, John Ireland and Roger Quilter.

The choir of Radnor House School, within whose grounds the grotto lies, will perform a short programme of music from the same period and will also perform a contemporary setting of Pope’s poem 'Sound and Sense' in a contemporary setting by the School's composition workshop. There will be short introductions by Judith Hawley, professor of 18th century literature at Royal Holloway, University of London, and the Reverend Jeff Hopkin Williams, vicar of St Mary's.

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