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Purcell in the pub

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A London-based orchestra says polite concert hall etiquette is a relatively recent phenomenon when it comes to appreciating classical music and is taking its performances on a month-long pub crawl.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment are trying lots of ideas to get more people interested in classical music, including sending some baroque musicians to various pubs to play Purcell drinking songs.

Tom Bateman joined them on the first night.


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