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Sunday 23rd July, SS Great Britain, Bristol, 5.30pm
Bristol Harbour Festival

Handel’s Water Music 300th Anniversary celebrated at Bristol Harbour Festival

The Bristol Ensemble will take centre stage at this year’s Bristol Harbour Festival which will conclude with a 45-minute performance of Handel’s Water Music in the Floating Harbour at 5.30pm on Sunday 23 July. The Bristol Ensemble will perform on a flotilla of boats, with flares marking the finale beside Brunel’s SS Great Britain.

The dramatic performance will mark the 300th anniversary of the first legendary performance of the famous piece. In July 1717, the premiere was given in front of the King and his court aboard a flotilla of boats on the River Thames, so it is fitting that this recreation will take place on the water beside one of Bristol’s most exciting historic landmarks: Brunel’s SS Great Britain. Brunel was a great fan of Handel’s music, and requested that ‘See the Conqu’ring Hero Comes’ from Judas Maccabaeus was performed at an underwater party held inside his new Thames Tunnel during its construction in the 1820s; Brunel later had the same piece performed at an event marking the completion of the Royal Albert Bridge, Plymouth.

Bristol’s 300th anniversary performance of Handel’s Water Music is possible thanks to public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Earlier on Sunday 23 July, children from local primary schools involved with ‘Preludes’ music project will perform a new composition on the SS Great Britain and BBC Radio Bristol stage in Brunel Square. They will work with ‘Preludes’ teachers and musicians from the Bristol Ensemble, taking inspiration from Handel’s Water Music before premiering their Bristol Harbour Festival performance.

For more information on the performance including details of the flotilla route and timings follow the link

BRISTOL HARBOUR FESTIVAL

Box office is open Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

300th Anniversary of Handel’s Water Music

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Friday 14th July, Cedars Hall, Wells, Wells Cathedral School, Wells BA5 2ST, 7.00pm
Handel's Water Music

Handel’s Water Music 300th Anniversary

Bristol Ensemble
Louise Innes mezzo soprano
A special anniversary performance of Handel’s Water Music and other treats, first played to a royal audience on the River Thames 300 years ago almost to the day, and now the perfect accompaniment to a summer’s evening in sight of Wells Cathedral.

All ticket prices include strawberries and cream.
There will be a long supper interval of 45 minutes for each concert. Drinks and some light catering will be available to purchase on the night or please feel free to bring a picnic to enjoy on Cedars Lawn.
Tickets £14, £18, £23 available online or from the box office by telephone on 01749 834483 or email boxoffice@wells.cathedral.school. The box office is open from Monday to Friday from 9.30am until 12.30pm.

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