CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020 and there is currently no planned re-opening time though it will not be before 1st June 2020 and is most likely to be September (according to some West End producers).
Some shows have been cancelled, or closed early, but many are being rescheduled and we are trying to keep up with the changes - assume that anything posted for April and May is actually postponed or cancelled. Pantomimes are possible but a few venues and shows may not return and larger venues and tours are unlikely to re-appear before 2021 though we have some hope for some panto ....
The OAE is much more than one of the world's pre-eminent period instrument ensembles. It works regularly with conductors who specialise in both early music and the modern repertoire, and has explored the work of composers from Bach to Mahler, Handel to Borodin. Montiverdiâs 1610 vespers are one of the towering musical achievements of the 17th century. It is a piece of paradoxes too, perhaps one of the reasons why it is such a fascinating musical experiences. For it is monumental, yet intimate and spiritual, yet secular: it is an extraordinarily theatrical piece of music given the religious subject matter. But more than any of this it is a simply a richly satisfying and deeply moving piece of music. Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment website. CompanyOrchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.MusicClaudio Monteverdi (Vespers).ConductorRobert Howarth.CompanyChoir of the Enlightenment.