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The Power of Music

8 November 2022


£20 Full Price, £15 Concession, £10 Student

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Join us at The Actors' Church as the Anglo Portuguese Society takes you through a musical journey which will invoke forgotten memories, subconscious thoughts, emotions, and interests. At the end of the evening the power of music would have left its own unique imprint on each one of us.

2022 marks the 240th anniversary of the baroque singer known as “Farinelli”. Having enjoyed a quasi-mythical status, even in his own life-time, he was famed for having been introduced to the Spanish court by Elisabeth Farnese, Queen of Spain , who believed in the theory that his voice might be able cure the King Philip V, one of the first people suffering from severe depression to try this cure. It is this theory of music therapy that serves as our inspiration for our concert. 

Music has the ability to deeply affect our mental states and raise our mood. When we need it, music gives us energy and motivation. When we’re worried, it can soothe us; when we’re weary, it can encourage us; and when we’re feeling deflated, it can re-inspire us. It even functions to improve our physical health, as it’s been proven that high-tempo music results in better workouts. We connect with others via music, especially those who produce or perform it — we recite their lyrics, dance to their melodies, and form a sense of connection through their self-expression. 

Songs and melodies have the power to inspire people, guide their actions, and aid in the formation of identities. Music can unite people – even if absorbed in solitude, capture your imagination and boost creativity. A person who has been affected by music is not alone. They are among the masses trying to find their role in society and form connections with others. 

Through the music artists who have poured their heart and soul into creating, and interpreting we connect with other people and their difficulties, challenges, and emotions. 

Ricarrdo Brochi (1698-1756) •Ombra fedele anch'io (Idaspe -Dario) Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741) •In si torbida procella (Bajazet) • Gemo in un ponto e fremo (L'olimpiade) Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759) •Stille amare (Tolomeo, re d'Egitto) • L'empio, sleale, indegno (Giulio Cesare in Egitto) Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783) Airs de l’opéra Cleofide •Vedrai Con Tuo Periglio •Dov'e si affreti •Generoso risvegliati o core João & Duo Fado Sefardita (anônimo) •Adio Kerida Chucho Navarro (1913 – 1993) • Lo dudo (Los Panchos) Modinha Brasileira (anônimo 1910) •Casinha pequenina Waldemar Henrique (1905-1995) •Uirapuro Fado Português •Foi Deus ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆ F G Lorca (1898-1936) • Zorongo • Los reyes dela baraja • Sevillanas del siglo XVIII Gerónimo Gimenez (1852-1923) • La tarantula Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992) • Yo soy Maria ( Maria de Buenos Aires)


Please note there are no public toilets on site, the nearest are located just outside the church on the Piazza.

Please note there is no set seating for this event. We are operating some COVID measures within the church.

- We ask that you wear a mask whilst in the building. 

- We have provided a number of sanitiser stations.

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The Power of Music

8 November 2022


£20 Full Price, £15 Concession, £10 Student

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