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Fairy Queen - Photo Opportunity

22 May 2013

Photo / Interview: 100 year 7, 8 & 9 students from Beverley High School and Beverley Grammar School  working alongside members of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE), including Education Director and oboist Cherry Forbes, and composer James Redwood in rehearsal for 'The Fairy Queen Revisited' 

Thursday 23 May at 11.45am
Beverley High School, Norwood, Beverley HU17 9EX

Players from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) and composer James Redwood have been working with a total of 100 year 7, 8 & 9 students from Beverley High School and Beverley Grammar School this week in preparation for a performance of music created in response to the 17th century English composer Henry Purcell's masterpiece 'The Fairy Queen' at St Mary's Church in Beverley on 23 May at 7.30pm.

The event on Thursday evening will be the result of a series of workshops in two local 
schools - Beverley Grammar School and Beverly High School, during which the pupils used Purcell's themes, choruses, texts and emotions from the Fairy Queen, which is based on Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream, to create their own music. 

'The Fairy Queen Revisited' is part of Beverley and East Riding Early Music Festival (22-26 May 2013) for full details visit www.ncem.co.uk/bemf

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Press Contact: 
Shona Galletly, on behalf of National Centre for Early Music 
e: shona@shonagalletlypr.co.uk 
m: 07813 796 733
Web:  www.ncem.co.uk

Editors Notes:
Beverley & East Riding Early Music Festival is funded by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council with support from Arts Council England, Welcome to Yorkshire and the National Centre for Early Music. 

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (OAE) has an extensive education programme that spans work with TOTS to Teenagers to Thoroughbreds. They are passionate about sharing the delights of their repertoire with as many people as possible both on and off the platform. www.oae.co.uk