Musical London – Handel to Hendrix
Leicester Square underground station, London (exit 1, by Wyndham's Theatre)
Guided by Corinna
|Day||Walk Type||Start Time||End Time|
|24 November 2019|| Tour du Jour||10.45 am||12.45 pm|Rocking Baroqueing London.
Here’s your Chopin Liszt! Seeking Hayden? Want a handle on Handel? Bop or Hip Hop? Stroll through London’s West End with Corinna
and discover five centuries of music and musicians, past and present. See theatres, churches, concert halls and dwelling where the chrysalis for Puccini’s Butterfly began, where Beatlemania started and where music halls of yesteryear still ring with modern musicals. Hear where 16th-century Tallis flourished and Tavener follows on today, where Mozart’s virtuosity shone aged seven, where Mick Jagger still rolls on and Elton John sings for the nation. Find out where opera and operettas make and break aspiring singers, where dancing feet are shod and where Haydn and Handel lived and composed. Find out where Queen Victoria’s parrot had to go, what Elgar’s dog did, where sopranos sparred and flocks of sparrows took flight. Your personal guide to your imagination – soaring on wings of song – is Corinna.
She’s a West End and Royal National Theatre actress who sings as well (and into the bargain is a professionally qualified City of London guide). Enthused (it’s a great word, enthused
– its Greek root means “breathed into by God”) by music, with luck she’ll sing you a snatch or two. N.B. the walk takes about two hours and ends at the Handel Museum, next door to Hendrix’s house. From there it’s a short stroll to Oxford Circus Tube. Or Bond Street Tube.
MUSICAL LONDON – THE PRACTICALS
The meeting point for the Musical London Walk is just outside exit 1 of Leicester SquareTube.
Musical London takes place at 10.45 am on Sunday, November 24.
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