WALK | Composers of the West End
event Saturday, 2 December 2023
access_time 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
location_on Piccadilly Underground, 44-46 Regent St, W1B 5RA
**This event is now Sold Out. A waiting list is in operation so please do register and we will contact you should a space become available.**
A music-themed guided walk in London’s West End, touching on the lighter side, about composers who lived and or worked in the area around the Strand, exploring some of the places where their music was performed.
Enjoy walking through Regency London, some of it quite tucked away, before embarking on the Strand, the Victorian centre for entertainment, finishing in iconic Covent Garden.
Hear some of the stories behind the person who composed the music and hear how European influences, including George Frederic Handel and other notable composers helped secure the future of London’s increasingly sophisticated classical music scene and how that created popular offshoots in operetta and musicals and helped create a market for secular music for our home grown talent.
The tour is led by tour guide Barbara Wright.
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