Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music

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Country and Region United KingdomEngland
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival London, England UK
Festival Contact Information

Lufthansa Festival of Baroque Music
71 Priory Road
Kew Gardens
Surrey TW 9 3DH England UK
Tickets: (44) 20-7222-1061
Box Office
St. John's
Smith Square
London SW1P 3HA England UK

Festival Description

A mouthwatering series of events that celebrates a rich program dedicated to Baroque music. This early music festival is known for presenting a varied program played with period instruments, and including the rediscovery of forgotten works. The festival takes place in St. John’s Smith Square, and Westminster Abbey. St. John’s is known for its pure acoustics. Westminster Abbey is a tourist destination under any circumstance. Every monarch since William the Conqueror has been crowned here, although usually more smoothly than his coronation. Williams’ was attended by both the French-speaking Normans and the English-speaking Saxons. When they began to shout their multi-lingual approval during the ceremony, the guards outside thought an assassination plot was in progress. They began to burn houses around the Abbey. Smoke filled Westminster. Crowds tried to flee and riots broke out. In all the chaos, William made sure the ceremony continued unabated. The festival’s music is just as historically intriguing, although it is a bit more calm.

Festival Dates May 16 - 24, 2014
Festival Links http://www.lufthansafestival.org.uk/

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Venues:
  • Westminster Abbey
    Westminster Abbey, London SW1P 3PA (located between St. Margaret Street and Victoria Street)
    Underground station: St. James Park, Westminster
    http://www.westminster-abbey.org
  • St. John’s, Smith Square
    St. John’s, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HA
    Underground station: St. James Park, Westminster
    http://www.sjss.org.uk
  • Tip:
    St. John’s and Westminster Abbey are both equipped with an induction loop system.
    (Switch hearing aids to T.)
    Please advise Box Office when booking tickets.

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