Wren300 Concert

Posted on: October 19th, 2022 by wrenEditor

This special concert in the atmospheric surroundings of Trinity’s Wren modified Chapel offers a musical glimpse of London in the later years of the architect’s extraordinary life.

Featuring composers who were active around 1723 and who represent the musical styles prevalent in London in the first three decades of the 18th century as Wren stepped back to survey his astonishing lifetime’s work. The programme features trio sonatas by William Croft (1678-1727), sacred songs of John Weldon (1676-1736) and secular songs and theatre music by John Eccles (1668-1735).

Raising the Roof – a cantata

Posted on: September 23rd, 2022 by wrenAdmin

Children from across the City of London family of schools will be visiting and encountering spaces designed and built by Wren. As part of their visit, they will create artwork for display and performance. Creative writing workshops, art history and architecture tours, drawing and paper cutting workshops and singing sessions will generate the material for a libretto to be set to music by Richard Quesnel for performance in the Guildhall. The children will learn about Wren’s work is a polymath, mathematician, astronomer and architect and will learn about how Wren’s genius is responsible for the beauty and majesty of buildings that are a major part of the skyline and fabric of the City of London.