World class music comes to Warwick

WORLD class musicians are coming to St Mary’s church in Warwick to open Leamington Music’s sixth winter season.

Dame Emma Kirkby and London Baroque will perform The English Muse, which includes music by many of the most important English composers over the period 1650 to 1750 – Purcell, Tomkins, Jenkins, Simpson, Locke, Croft, Arne and Pepusch.

There will also be readings from Pepys, Evelyn, North and others, giving the audience a picture of political and social life of the period from the execution of Charles I and the Civil War onwards.

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Richard Phillips, director of Leamington Music, said: “We are very lucky to be able to bring these world class musicians to Warwick and to have such a wonderful venue in which to perform concerts with such historical resonances.”

Emma Kirkby, who was made a Dame in 2007, will in November receive the Queen’s Medal from Her Majesty - only the sixth musician to be so honoured. Her appearance in Warwick comes between trips to Holland and Poland and an American tour.

The concert on Tuesday October 4 will start at 7.30pm. For tickets, call 776438 or visit

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