OAE Rinaldo Reworked

La Belle dame sans Merci, John William Waterhouse

Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment Rinaldo Project: Rinaldo Reworked

Using Handel’s opera Rinaldo, Glyndebourne, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and music students from Varndean College and Blatchington Mill School have been working together to explore this Baroque work. With the help of a professional composer and arranger the students will play alongside professional musicians to perform extracts from Rinaldo as well as their own compositions inspired by Handel’s setting of the story.

This project takes place between July and October 2011 and is designed to give students the opportunity to discover more about Baroque music. The participants’ work will then be performed as part of the Brighton Early Music Festival.

After the concert on Thursday 6 October, the young musicians will have the opportunity to visit Glyndebourne to see a final dress rehearsal of the Glyndebourne production of Rinaldo.

Musical Director David Gordon
Composer Rachel Stott
Soprano Helen-Jane Howells
Countertenor Owen Willetts

Instrumentalists from the OAE and OAE Experience
Instrumentalists from the BREMF players

Concert Details:
Venue Central United Reformed Church, Hove, BN3 3YF
Date Thursday 6 October 2011
Concert time 6.30pm


Thank you for a delightful concert. The soloists were quite splendid and the rather serious young students must have learned a lot about baroque style and performance. I look forward to the next event like this.

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