The Queen's Command
11 & 12 May 2014
£25 - £45 seats
£60 premium tickets
Dame Emma Kirkby
Queen Elizabeth I played the virginals and wrote poetry as a relaxation from the trials of state business. The Queen’s Command transports us back in time and pays tribute to her through the music and poetry of the finest composers and poets of the golden age, as well as reviving reported conversations between the Queen and her contemporaries.
Pinnock, playing on the virginals, will be joined by the viol consort Phantasm, soprano Dame Emma Kirkby and tenor Stuart Jackson.Poetry and readings will be brought to life by Roger Allam who won the 2011 Best Actor Olivier Award for his performance as Falstaff in Henry IV Parts 1 and 2 at Shakespeare’s Globe.
The Queen’s Command is part of a series of special musical evenings curated by one of the leading figures in early music, Trevor Pinnock.