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  • Tue
    28
    Apr
    2020

    CANCELLED Mary's Hand

    1930

    Mayfield Festival, East Sussex

    Mary’s Hand is a new music drama about the life and reign of Queen Mary I –  Bloody Mary, as we think we know her. Hear history re-told by the Queen herself as she shares a game of cards with the audience.

    It’s a little-known fact that Mary loved games of chance, such as dice and cards. In Mary’s Hand the turn of the next card prompts the Queen to reflect on the influences and events in her life: her father Henry VIII, her mother Katherine of Aragon, her religion, her half-sister Elizabeth I, and her desperate desire for a child are all represented in the deck she holds.

    Mary was chiefly driven by the wish to be a good monarch and her conviction that re-uniting England with Catholic Europe would secure her own – and her kingdom’s – future. Her marriage to Philip of Spain promised to fulfil both these desires, but Mary paid a high public and personal price for her choices.

    With words and direction by Di Sherlock and music by Martin Bussey, Mary’s Hand is performed by mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and chamber ensemble. 

  • Sat
    16
    May
    2020

    CANCELLED Harmoniemesse - Joseph Haydn

    1930

    St Bernard's Catholic Grammar School, 1 Langley Road, SLOUGH SL3 7AF

    Slough Philharmonic Society conducted by David Wilson 

  • Sat
    13
    Jun
    2020

    POSTPONED Summer recital - Eye, Suffolk

    1930

    With Paul Sheehan (baritone) and Paul Turner (piano). Part of Eye Open Garden weekend.

  • Fri
    25
    Sep
    2020

    Mary's Hand

    1930

    Aldeburgh Parish Church (St Peter & St Paul), Aldeburgh, Suffolk.

    Tickets will be available via the Snape Maltings Box Office.

    Mary’s Hand is a new music drama about the life and reign of Queen Mary I –  Bloody Mary, as we think we know her. Hear history re-told by the Queen herself as she shares a game of cards with the audience.

    It’s a little-known fact that Mary loved games of chance, such as dice and cards. In Mary’s Hand the turn of the next card prompts the Queen to reflect on the influences and events in her life: her father Henry VIII, her mother Katherine of Aragon, her religion, her half-sister Elizabeth I, and her desperate desire for a child are all represented in the deck she holds.

    Mary was chiefly driven by the wish to be a good monarch and her conviction that re-uniting England with Catholic Europe would secure her own – and her kingdom’s – future. Her marriage to Philip of Spain promised to fulfil both these desires, but Mary paid a high public and personal price for her choices.

    With words and direction by Di Sherlock and music by Martin Bussey, Mary’s Hand is performed by mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and chamber ensemble. 

     

     

     

  • Wed
    30
    Sep
    2020

    Mary's Hand

    1930

    Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London

    Tickets will be available via the Historic Royal Palaces website.

    Mary’s Hand is a new music drama about the life and reign of Queen Mary I –  Bloody Mary, as we think we know her. Hear history re-told by the Queen herself as she shares a game of cards with the audience.

    It’s a little-known fact that Mary loved games of chance, such as dice and cards. In Mary’s Hand the turn of the next card prompts the Queen to reflect on the influences and events in her life: her father Henry VIII, her mother Katherine of Aragon, her religion, her half-sister Elizabeth I, and her desperate desire for a child are all represented in the deck she holds.

    Mary was chiefly driven by the wish to be a good monarch and her conviction that re-uniting England with Catholic Europe would secure her own – and her kingdom’s – future. Her marriage to Philip of Spain promised to fulfil both these desires, but Mary paid a high public and personal price for her choices.

    With words and direction by Di Sherlock and music by Martin Bussey, Mary’s Hand is performed by mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and chamber ensemble. 

  • Thu
    01
    Oct
    2020

    Mary's Hand

    1930

    Chapel of St Peter ad Vincula, Tower of London

    Tickets will be available via the Historic Royal Palaces website.

    Mary’s Hand is a new music drama about the life and reign of Queen Mary I –  Bloody Mary, as we think we know her. Hear history re-told by the Queen herself as she shares a game of cards with the audience.

    It’s a little-known fact that Mary loved games of chance, such as dice and cards. In Mary’s Hand the turn of the next card prompts the Queen to reflect on the influences and events in her life: her father Henry VIII, her mother Katherine of Aragon, her religion, her half-sister Elizabeth I, and her desperate desire for a child are all represented in the deck she holds.

    Mary was chiefly driven by the wish to be a good monarch and her conviction that re-uniting England with Catholic Europe would secure her own – and her kingdom’s – future. Her marriage to Philip of Spain promised to fulfil both these desires, but Mary paid a high public and personal price for her choices.

    With words and direction by Di Sherlock and music by Martin Bussey, Mary’s Hand is performed by mezzo-soprano Clare McCaldin and chamber ensemble.