10/06/2022 - 11/06/2022

Baroque in the Orchard, Grantchester Orchard Tea Garden, 10th-11th June.

This year Eboracum Baroque return to the idyllic Orchard Tea Garden in Grantchester, just a short distance from University Arms, from Friday 10th June to Saturday 11th June for an exciting series of Baroque concerts called ‘Baroque in the Orchard’. The concerts feature a ‘Baroque Classics’ concert and a concert performance of one of Purcell’s greatest operas, King Arthur. It showcases high quality music making on period instruments and rising star opera singers.

Since the summer of 2020, Eboracum Baroque have had the privilege of performing at the idyllic Orchard Tea Garden in Grantchester. Previous outdoor performances at the Orchard Tea Garden have included Handel’s Acis and Galatea and Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas to sold out audiences. They return in 2022 with an exciting programme across two days in June. Chris Parsons, Artistic Director of Eboracum Baroque says ‘We’re delighted to be return to such a wonderful venue and we’re very grateful to the tea rooms for allowing these performances. There’s something for everyone from baroque favourites on the Friday night and one of Purcell’s greatest works, King Arthur packed full of great tunes on the Saturday.’

Friday 10th June, 7:30-9:30pm: Baroque in the Orchard 'Baroque Classics'

Baroque Classics in the Orchard features works by Handel, Purcell and Vivaldi including operatic arias, concertos and instrumental suites. This varied programme will highlight some baroque gems but also include some lesser known works that deserve to be heard more. Featuring Soprano, Elen Lloyd Roberts and Tenor, Gareth Edmunds accompanied by period instruments.

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Saturday 11th June, 7:30-9pm: Baroque in the Orchard 'King Arthur'

Their final performance features a concert version of one of Henry Purcell’s greatest works, King Arthur. This patriotic opera is packed full of great tunes from battle cries from the chorus and trumpets tunes through to the shivering ‘Cold Song’ and the iconic ‘Fairest Isle’. We perform this work with just 9 singers acting as both the soloists and chorus accompanied by an orchestra of strings, oboes, recorders and trumpet. It features a vast array of characters from evil magicians, soldiers, amorous shepherds, drunken peasants and mythical beings.

For further information and to purchase tickets click here.