Purcell, The Indian Queen – Birmingham Festival of Early Music

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Sunday, 17 Feb 2019 4:00pm

Town Hall, Birmingham

Indian Queen

Ex Cathedra Consort & Baroque Orchestra
Jeffrey Skidmore conductor


Purcell’s semi-opera imagines war between a Mexican Indian Queen and an Inca king, a tale of tangled loyalties, unexpected identity and seemingly hopeless love. Expect exquisite instrumental music, stunning recitatives and vivid characters – Fame, Envy, a Conjurer to name a few – as things start to unravel for the Indian Queen…


We set the scene for The Indian Queen with evocative Latin American Baroque music unearthed by Jeffrey during his visits to Mexico and Boliva.


Ex Cathedra - New World SymphoniesEx Cathedra: MOON, SUN AND ALL THINGS Baroque Music from Latin America 2Ex Cathedra: FIRE BURNING IN SNOW Baroque Music from Latin America 3Listen to excerpts and buy our CDs of music from the Latin American Baroque: New World Symphonies, Moon, Sun & All Things and Fire Burning in Snow.


This is the closing concert of the newly revived biennial Birmingham Festival of Early Music, which also includes our Beginnings & endings concert. Full festival details to follow.



£40 / £30 / £20 / £13 including per ticket commission

£8 – aged 18-30, not in full-time education

£5 – under 18s and students in full-time education (why not get the Student Pulse Birmingham app and earn rewards too)


Tickets are on general sale from 5 June, when you can book online via the link above or call the THSH box office on 0121 780 3333. Ex Cathedra is a resident ensemble at Town Hall & Symphony Hall.


Priority booking is available to our Host of Angels, with thanks for their generous support:

– Archangels, Thrones & Seraphim – 24 May

– Guardian Angels – 29 May

– Angels & group bookings – 1 June


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Early Bird Discount

Save 10% if you book by 30 June 2018 with our Early Bird Discount. This can be additional to any concert package savings.

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