Purcell’s Royal Welcome Song for King Charles II: London

17 January 2019 7.30pm Wigmore Hall Tickets: £15 - 50(Booking Fees Apply)

In the later part of his short but prolific musical life, Purcell composed a series of Welcome Songs and Odes for royal occasions. This programme will feature a small consort of singers and instrumentalists and will showcase some of Purcell’s most inventive music.

Wigmore Hall 2019 Residency


The Sixteen
Harry Christophers conductor


The Lord is my light
Theodosius – Act 1 Scene 1
God save our sov’reign Charles
Welcome Song for the King 1681 ‘Swifter, Isis, swifter flow’
Fantasia In nomine a6
Fantasia In nomine a7
Welcome Song for his Majesty 1682 ‘The summer’s absence unconcerned we bear’
Taverner ‘Benedictus’ from Missa Gloria tibi Trinitas

Purcell's Royal Welcome Songs for King Charles II

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