Evandale Village Singers present Henry Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’

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Evandale Village Singers present Henry Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’

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Advertisement, St Andrew’s Anglican Church, The British Worthy, Britons, choir, John Dryden, Evandale, Evandale Village Singers, Freya, King Arthur, music, Norse, opera, performance, poster, Henry Purcell, Restoration, Saxons, Tas, Tasmania, Thor, Woden.

Description

This poster advertises two performances of Henry Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ by the Evandale Village Singers in late October 2012 at St Andrew’s Anglican Church in Evandale. Henry Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ is a Restoration-period opera set in the early medieval period with a libretto by John Dryden. It was first performed in 1691. The plot deals with Arthur, king of the Briton’s, and his battles against the incoming Saxons, which historically would have taken place in the fifth or sixth centuries. The text mentions the Anglo-Saxon deities Woden and
Thor (Old English Thunor), as well as the Norse goddess Freya.

The Evandale Village Singers are choir based in the northern Tasmanian town of Evandale who formed in 1999. For more see http://www.anca.org.au/choir-view/1302

Creator

Evandale Village Singers

Date

October 1, 2012

Rights

Evandale Village Singers

Format

Poster

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Poster; JPEG

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Citation

“Evandale Village Singers present Henry Purcell’s ‘King Arthur’ ,” Medievalism in Australian Cultural Memory, accessed July 17, 2019, http://ausmed.arts.uwa.edu.au/items/show/1126.