Tuesday 6 June 2023

Hogarth's Garden

Hogarth's Garden: London Early Opera & Bridget Cunningham launch their new vocal concert with programme inspired by Hogarth's art and paintings from Handel's own collection
London Early Opera is launching its new vocal consort with a new programme Hogarth’s Garden at St Nicholas Church, Chiswick, on on Friday 23 June 2023. The church's cemetery is the resting place of the artist William Hogarth who inspired much of the artwork at Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and was a governor and supporter of the Foundling Hospital where Handel performed.

The concert is based on Hogarth’s works and his inspiration for 18th-century London including music from Handel’s Foundling Hospital Anthem  and L’Allegro, plus catches and cantatas connecting themes of paintings in Handel’s own collection to musical masterpieces, along with music inspired by Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Curated by artistic director and conductor, Bridget Cunningham, the evening features narrations from Lars Tharp, Hogarth enthusiast and ceramics historian (BBC Antiques Roadshow).

Bridget Cunningham and London Early Opera have already recorded two discs of music written for the 18th century Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens and the currently have a GoFundMe appeal to raise money to record a further disc of the music from the concert.

Full details from EventBrite.

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