The Song of Arms and a Man
9th June 2018
The Song of Arms and a Man

Virgil’s story of Aeneas, father of the Roman people - a world premiere

Saturday 9 June7.00pm

The Ivor Gurney Hall, adjacent to Gloucester Cathedral (see location below)

This world masterpiece, the Aeneid, tells the story of Aeneas’ escape from Troy, his stay with Dido and his struggle to fulfil his destiny as founder of Rome. Step back two thousand years and enjoy Virgil’s beautiful Latin spoken by readers who as singers, including Emma Kirkby and Matthew Hargreaves, have a special talent for conveying classical verse. The outline of the story is presented in English: this is for all, including those new to Latin.
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