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York goes to Hanover Square

An event organised by the Laurence Sterne Trust in central London on Thursday March 22nd involves a good deal of York participation.  Curated by musician and broadcaster David Owen Norris, the event, in St George’s Hanover Square, marks the 250th anniversary of Sterne’s funeral, which was held in that very church (also known as the Handel Church).  There will be readings from Sterne’s Tristram Shandy and A Sentimental Journey, and performances of Handel and other baroque pieces.  There will also be the premiere of James Cave‘s Vespers for solo recorder,  which won the competition to write a piece which might represent the indescribably beautiful piece played by the troubled Maria in Sterne’s novels.  The piece will be played by Carmen Troncoso.  Also in the programme will be a performance of Poor Yorick by Roger Marsh.   This setting of texts from Sterne’s Tristram Shandy will be performed by a reunited Hilliard Ensemble (they officially retired two years ago), boosted by tenors John Potter and Chris O Gorman.

St Georges Hanover Square

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