Bjarte Eike violin, artistic director
Fredrik Bock guitar
Judith Maria Blomsterberg, Siri Hilmen cello
Per Buhre viola, vocals
Johannes Lundberg double bass
Naomi Burrell, Miloš Valent violin
Helge Andreas Norbakken percussion
Berit Norbakken Solset, Tom Guthrie lead vocals
Steven Player dance, vocals
Hans Knut Sveen harmonium, harpsichord

Recognised as one of the world’s most dynamic and exciting groups working in the field of historically informed performance, Barokksolistene fuse virtuoso musicianship with flawless ensemble playing. To close the 2020 Music Festival, they bring two programmes in one evening, exploring the exquisite music of Purcell, and taking us back in time to a riotous 17th-century alehouse.

Purcell is celebrated as Orpheus Britannicus – the composer that made the English language come to life through music. He composed music fit for the solemnity of Westminster Abbey and the splendour of the Royal Chapel – but also popular melodies for the rough humour of the taverns and the catch clubs. In this programme, Barokksolistene masterfully explore the astonishing variety of Purcell’s work in a fabulously direct way and celebrate the grace, beauty and wit of his music.

They lived this music, sang it full-heartedly, danced it with true passion and put the audience in a state of euphoria.


Important Information

If you want to purchase the package for both this event and Barokksolistene: The Alehouse Sessions, please add both events to your Wish List. Once booking opens, add the events to your basket, the discounted package will be automatically applied.

Barokksolistene: The Alehouse Sessions

Event package (Purcell’s Playground & The Alehouse Sessions): £31 or £15 (restricted/no view) plus booking fee*


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