An English Garden

Les Arts Florissants/Le Jardin des Voix

A headshot of Paul Agnew

“The garden of the voice”: a garland of 18th–century English song, devised and performed by Le Jardin des Voix and the orchestra of Les Arts Florissants.

Capability Brown took the beauties of the English countryside and transfigured them into a new kind of art. In this delightfully theatrical concert, Paul Agnew, Les Jardin des Voix and the orchestra of Les Arts Florissants do the same for the music of the English baroque.

The singers are new and emerging stars, and the programme has been devised by Agnew and William Christie to paint the whole landscape of English song, from the Tudor court to the Georgian era. Music by Dowland, Gibbons, Purcell, Handel and Boyce is presented in a fresh way, by one of the world’s liveliest and most accomplished period ensembles.

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With thanks

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Barbican Hall