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Five facts about Purcell

Dido & Aeneas, Purcell’s classic operatic love story, comes to this year’s Summer Festival with the Armonico Consort and soprano Elin Manahan Thomas. Inspired by this, we thought we’d surprise you with five facts you may not know about English baroque composer Henry Purcell (1659-1695): According to rumours, Purcell could compose well at the age…

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Unexpected Places: Geffrye Museum

This summer we’re heading back to the Geffrye Museum, East London’s amazing museum that explores homes and 400 years of how we live. It’s an unique opportunity to spend an evening exploring its beautifully crafted interiors and hear music from some of the Royal Academy of Music‘s most exciting performers matched to the rooms you’ll be in.…

Ghosts of the Tower of London

The Ghosts of the Tower of London

This summer we’re heading back to the Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula at the Tower of London. It’s an amazing place and is resting place to some of the most famous names in English history. Who are they? We’ve put together a quick fire rogue’s gallery of some of the Tower’s famous names  …

Musical Rumpus

Listen: A Fairy Queen in the Forest

This summer we’re bringing Musical Rumpus: A Fairy Queen in the Forest back to Spitalfields. Enter a world of fairies and fantastic animals in a magical forest, full of sounds and colours to explore. June’s a long way away though, so we’ve put together a playlist of Purcell’s The Fairy Queen, performed by The Sixteen, so you can…

Our Winter Festival

Intern Diaries: Maki

Maki joined us in November as our Marketing Intern, combining her work with us with her masters course at King’s College London. Before she heads off at the end of the month, we asked her to tell us about her time at Spitalfields Music. Time flies when you’re having fun, and that has surely been…