The English tenor, Nicholas Mulroy, was a Choral Scholar at Clare College, Cambridge, where he read Modern Languages, and later a postgraduate scholar at Royal Academy Opera. He is currently teaching Music to JBugs, First, Second, Third and Fourth Year students at Trinity.
Mr Swinson, Head of Music, points out that Mr Mulroy recently streamed a fantastic concert from LSO St Luke’s.
“It costs £11 to watch the stream, but you have until the end of March to watch it as many times as you like. And if Baroque isn’t your thing; don’t worry, there is plenty of variety. If you need more persuading, scroll to 38.50 and imagine Nick teaching you about the difference between crotchets and quavers!” he says.
Mr Mulroy explains that it’s part of a wider festival of Baroque music ‘at the edge’, which comprises a really broad programme including folk and electronic music.
The event write up reads: “Imagine if Vivaldi was a folk-fiddler, Purcell a protest-singer, or Bach a techno-geek … Baroque at the Edge invites leading musicians from all genres to take the music of the Baroque and see where it leads them. No rules, no boundaries – just Baroque music set loose.”
The Guardian describes it as ‘a little festival buzzing with ideas’.
Mr Mulroy adds: “It’s lovely to be part of this community. I hope we’ll be able to learn and make music in person more freely before too long – I think the collaborative energy and shared purpose of live music is something we all miss greatly.”
Tickets for the event can be purchased here.
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