On Thursday 24 May, the University will celebrate the Queen's Jubilee and 20 years of Middlesex University with a concert performance of two contrasting works:
In the first, we are delighted that world famous soprano, Dame Emma Kirkby will sing the role of Queen Dido in a performance of Henry Purcell's Dido and Aeneas with Andrew Rupp as Aeneas. Margaret Cameron and Elizabeth Poole sing the roles of Sorceress and Belinda, with other parts taken by our own voice students. They are joined by The Baroque Collective, led by Julia Bishop, the Middlesex Singers and the Middlesex Dance Ensemble. John Hancorn directs. The dances will be performed with original choreography by Louise Kelsey.
The world renowned BBC singers combine with the University choir for the second work, Carl Orff's dramatic, lively and, at times, bawdy cantata Carmina Burana. This will be directed by Adrian Peacock from BBC Music. The soloists are Emma Tring, soprano, Robert Johnston, tenor and Edward Price, bass. They are joined the One Voice Children’s Choir from Barnet Music Service, whose members are drawn from primary and secondary schools across the Borough of Barnet. We are fortunate to receive support for this concert from the BBC and from the BBC singers.
Location: The Quad, Hendon campus
Further information: The concert is free to attend, but tickets are required and should be reserved by phone (020 8411 5177) or email: firstname.lastname@example.org A collection will be taken for the University Music Scholarship Fund.