Purcell Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II: London

22 January 2018 7.30pm Wigmore Hall Tickets: £15 - £50(Booking Fees Apply)

Between 1680 and 1695, Henry Purcell composed a series of Welcome Songs and Odes for the celebration of royal occasions. This programme, showcasing the variety and diversity of Purcell, a composer who only just made it into his 30s, will feature a small consort of singers and instrumentalists.


The Sixteen (small consort of singers and instrumentalists)
Harry Christophers conductor


Rejoice in the Lord alway
Chaconne ‘Two in one upon a Ground’
Close thine eyes and sleep secure
Blow, Boreas, blow
O all ye people, clap your hands
Come my hearts
Welcome Song 1682 ‘What shall be done in behalf of the man’
Overture in D minor
Thy genius, lo! from The Massacre of Paris
Retir’d from any mortal’s sight
O praise the Lord, all ye heathen
Welcome Song 1684 ‘From those serene and rapturous joys’

Wigmore Hall 2017 – 2018 Residency

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