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Harry Bicket will be directing the English Concert and the Clarion Choir at Barbican Hall, with vocalists Brenda Rae, Elizabeth De Shong and Ailish Tynan.
They will be performing Handel's story of the princess Semele, who loves someone a bit out of her league: none other than the King of the Gods himself!
Jupiter takes Semele as his mistress but then his jealous wife Juno discovers the relationship, and swears vengeance on her. She begins to plot Semele’s downfall with the help of Somnus, the god of sleep, but then Jupiter transforms into a blazing cloud of thunder and lightning...
Handel’s Brockes Passion – 19 Apr 2019 – The Academy of Ancient Music and Choir of AAM will be giving a performance of Handel's Brockes Passion at the Barbican
Monteverdi Choir playing Handel’s Semele – 2 May 2019 – Hear John Eliot Gardiner conduct the Monteverdi Choir in a performance of Handel's Semele at Alexandra Palace.
Francois-Xavier Roth conducting Ravel – 25 Apr 2019 – François-Xavier Roth and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing a selection of classical tunes by Ravel at Barbican Hall.
Nicola Benedetti playing Elgar and Dvorak – 26 Apr 2019 – Violinist Nicola Benedetti and the BBC Symphony Orchestra will be playing some works by Elgar and Dvorak.
Harrison Birtwistle and John Adams — Barbican Hall – 1 May 2019 – Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by Harrison Birtwistle and John Adams.
Sir Simon Rattle conducting John Adams and Berlioz – 5 May 2019 – Sir Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra will be performing some classical music by John Adams and Berlioz.
Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall – Every day – This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of the balcony boxes for a fantastic view of the famous auditorium.
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