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Bury Bach Choir: Dido and Aeneas

Bury Bach Choir: Dido and Aeneas
Start Date: 15 June 2019
Start Time: 7.30pm
End Date: 15 June 2019
End Time: 9.30pm

The Apex, Bury St Edmunds

Bury Bach Choir is delighted to bring a concert performance of Purcell’s only opera, Dido and Aeneas, to Bury St Edmunds.

This enchanting work, which has touched the hearts of generations of listeners, recounts the love of Dido, Queen of Carthage, for the Trojan hero Aeneas, and her despair when he abandons her. 

The opera embodies love, romance, betrayal and tragedy. It includes the famous 'Dido’s Lament', an aria of melancholic beauty, perhaps unsurpassed in all opera, to be performed by the award winning, Suffolk-born opera star, Clare Presland. 

To set the scene for this evening of seventeenth century English music and to reflect the other side of Purcell’s working life, his major contribution to English sacred music, the concert opens with anthems by Purcell and Blow. 


Clare Presland - Dido 

Tom Asher - Aeneas

Tali Ketzef - Belinda 

Valerie Reid - Sorceress 

Suffolk Baroque Players

Bury Bach Choir

Philip Reed Conductor

Please ensure you arrive promptly to collect your tickets for the start of the performance as latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable interval. 

Tickets: £25, £20, £15. Plus £1 booking fee per ticket. All tickets £1 less during early booking period which ends on Saturday 30th April 2019.

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