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‘Sounds in the Park’ Serenades the Mansion House

Written by Francesca Dolan, 12th August 2021

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”
― Victor Hugo, William Shakespeare



Throughout the summer, as the world slowly began to reopen, The Reader welcomed audiences back to the Mansion House to enjoy a series of open air concerts in collaboration with Early Music as Education.

Inspired by The Reader Bookshelf and it's theme of Walking the Earth, spectators were serenaded by the Early Music Youth Orchestra performing Stabat Mater and comic opera, La serva padrona. As part of the Sounds in the Park concert series, the string ensemble The Wondering Fiddlers performed a 17th- and 18th-Century music repertoire along with conversational hints that created an engaging experience in which the audience took the stage and led the conversation.

Thank you to Alan Humphreys Photography for capturing the magic. Here are a few of our favourite moments from the performances...



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