"Choral Evensong: Music from the Chapel Royal"
Sunday, February 24th, 2013
4:30 PM to 5:45 PM
PACIFIC BAROQUE FESTIVAL 2013 “Welcome to All the Pleasures: The Music of Henry Purcell”.
Purcell began his musical career as a boy chorister, the beginning of a long association with the Chapel Royal and Westminster Abbey. He spent much of his short life in the service of the Chapel Royal, writing sacred music which reflected his mastery of word-setting and contemporary compositional techniques for blending instruments and voices. Up until the death of King Charles II, Purcell composed a wealth of sacred works, rich in style and scale.