Friday 20 October 2023

Music Night and Day: Handel Hendrix House in the evening, Daylight Music in Leytonstone

Daylight Music at St John's Leytonstone
Daylight Music at St John's Leytonstone
The Handel Hendrix House opens for special night time viewings, presenting both music by Handel and Hendrix in their own contexts, whilst Arctic Circle's Daylight Music is back with a run of daytime concerts presenting an eclectic mix of contemporary music

Arctic Circle's Daylight Music returns for a limited edition run this Autumn at St John’s Leytonstone, E11 1HH with daytime concerts beginning Saturday 21 October. The opening event features composer David Julyan, best known for his work with cinema auteur Christopher Nolan, British-Nigerian composer, music producer and songwriter Tony Njoku, Liverpool born guitarist (and founder of the dream pop outfit Engineers) Mark Peters, and Angèle David-Guillou playing the St John's organ. 

Future events will feature The Sensory Illusions & Vulliamy Murray Duo, and The NJE with Davey Payne, Yova + Rachel Horton-Kitchlew. Full details from Daylight Music website.

For night time fun,  Handel Hendrix House, the Mayfair museum once home to composer G.F. Handel and rock legend Jimi Hendrix, will open its historic rooms on Fridays for atmospheric, music-filled evenings. Handel Hendrix House will open specially from 18.00 - 20.00 every Friday from 27 October to 15 December 2023 and 12 January to 23 February, 2024.

Handel’s Georgian home has recently been meticulously restored and the after-dark openings offer a unique opportunity to absorb the atmosphere of the house lit with candle-effect lighting and hear live performance of his music in his own rooms. Known by his friends as ‘the Bat’, nighttime was when Jimi Hendrix became most alive and when he would party and entertain a roll-call of musicians and icons from the swinging sixties. Visitors will see Jimi Hendrix’s bedroom just as he knew it best, lit with psychedelic colours and brought to life with live music performed by exciting up-and-coming artists.

Details from the Handel Hendrix House website.

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