“Arise, my muse, and to thy tuneful lyre
Compose a mighty ode
Whose charming nature may inspire
The bosom of some listening God."

Sat 11 Sept 2pm | Sun 12 Sept 5pm

City Recital Hall Sydney

Tues 14 Sept 7pm

Melbourne Recital Centre

Purcell and Charpentier

The first of our rescheduled performances from 2020, this is music fit for royalty. Charpentier’s majestic Te Deum was written in honour of the Sun King, Louis XIV, and its grandeur and elegance reflect the magnificence of his palace at Versailles. Across the Channel, written just one year later, Purcell’s Come, Ye Sons of Art celebrates the birthday of Queen Mary with music of sheer pleasure.

Purcell and Charpentier will also be available as a digital concert via Pinchgut at Home. 


Charpentier Te Deum
Charpentier Magnificat
Purcell Come Ye Sons of Art
Purcell Welcome Glorious Morn

Running Time 2 hours including interval

Tickets $55 - $158
Under 30s $55

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Digital Concert  $30
Digital Pass  $50



Say what you like about the French and the English. We think Charpentier and Purcell make excellent (concert) bedfellows.

Genevieve Lang offers us a glimpse into the lives and careers of these two prolific composers, Marc Antoine Charpentier and Henry Purcell. 

Separated by just a stretch of water, both composers wrote music of sheer pleasure for Kings.

Pinchgut Opera acknowledges the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, the first story-tellers and singers of songs. We pay our respects to elders past, present, and emerging. 
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