may, 2019

18may2:00 pmTabea DebusSound Unbound

Event Details

City Music Foundation is partnering with Barbican and Culture Mile for Sound Unbound, a free music festival taking place in the City of London Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 May 2019. This weekend-long classical music festival will explore unexpected spaces across Culture Mile, which stretches from Farringdon to Moorgate in the north-west of the Square Mile, celebrating fantastic music alongside the history and heritage of the area.

Tabea Debus (recorders) presents ‘An Eye for Music’ with theorbo player Paula Chateauneuf at St Bartholomew the Less.

About the programme: Both J.S. Bach and Handel suffered from poor eyesight and both – allegedly – had the misfortune of losing it altogether following botched surgery from infamous British ‘oculist’ John Taylor. Recorder player Tabea Debus offers a glimpse of an unimaginable medical past through the music of both Bach and Handel, as well as the work of the visionary medieval polymath, Hildegard von Bingen. Better known as a composer and mystic, Bingen was also an early writer on eye colours. The timeless music of Bingen is paired with world premieres by Cydonie Banting, Freya Waley-Cohen, and Kate Sagovsky.


(Saturday) 2:00 pm


St Bartholomew the Less

57A West Smithfield, London EC1A 9DS

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