Brunel Museum presents Modified in the Guts of the Living

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15th September 2017 @ 20:00 – 21:00 Europe/London Timezone
Thames Tunnel Shaft (Brunel Museum)
Railway Ave
London SE16
£11.21 – £16.52

Modified in the Guts of the Living

This concert assembles music and poetry written on the deaths of poets, composers, and brothers and stages them in the Grand Entrance Hall of the Thames Tunnel in Rotherhithe.

Auden’s In Memory of W.B. Yeats and Heaney’s Audenesque commemorating Brodsky and itself inspired by Auden are cut with new translations of Catullus’ poems on the death of his brother by Máirín O’Hagan.

These poems mingle with Restoration music on the same theme: Henry Purcell commemorates his choirmaster Matthew Locke and his publisher John Playford, while John Blow marks libertine poet the Earl of Rochester. The two most substantial pieces by Henry Hall and John Blow commemorate Henry Purcell himself, with double recorders and duets for soprano and bass, and two countertenors.

three parts vied are delighted to be collaborating with the Queynte Ladies on this project.



About Three parts vied organizer

Three parts vied, a friendly collective of chamber musicians who enjoy singing and playing the music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

So far we’ve presented a playlist of English, Restoration music for St. Cecilia and mingled Buxtehude with Kühnel, Schütz, Tunder and Schmelzer for a contemplative, late-night recital.

We take our name from a line of George Herbert’s poem, Easter

 …since all music is but three parts vied

And multiplied,

For this concert, we are:

Caroline Halls – soprano

Edward Edgcumbe & Alex Simpson – countertenors

Hiroshi Amako – tenor

Angus McPhee – bass

Olwen Foulkes & Charlotte Barbour-Condini – recorders

Chris Terepin – viola da gamba

Alex Pott – chamber organ

Sarah Anson & Máirín O’Hagan aka the Queynte Ladies – readers

Richard Davenport Cosi fan Tutte at Brunel Museum

The venue: The Thames Tunnel Shaft

The company’s favourite venues to perform in, this atmospheric, underground tunnel shaft is one of our most popular events each season for a totally unique experience! With the added treat of being able to drink delicious cocktails and toast marshmallows round the fire afterwards in the beautiful Midnight Apothecary Cocktail Garden, on site.

Part of the fascinating Brunel Museum in Rotherhithe, this place is like an extraordinary underground cathedral. The performance area is an incredible cylindrical shaft built by Brunel as pedestrian entrance to the Thames Tunnel. This is a unique and atmospheric show. New improved access by ramp and full height doorway gives to a staircase down to the lower chamber. A viewing platform high inside the shaft offers balcony seating for a limited number of people: priority given to those with impaired mobility or using a wheelchair. Serving delicious cocktails before the performance and during the interval in the museum’s Midnight Apothecary Garden. Not to be missed! Please note, this venue is underground and the temperature may be cool, so bring a sweater.

Facilities at this venue include:

  • Toilets in the main museum
  • Museum
  • Cafe & Midnight Apothecary pop up bar

Please note that the temperature in the tunnel shaft may be cool, so bring some warm clothes. If you have a problem with stairs please let the company know and they can book you seats in the high level viewing platform.  @BrunelMuseum  BrunelMuseum



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