Wednesday 14th June, 7:00 pm
“Where the art of medicine is loved, there is also love for humanity” Hippocrates
An entertainment exploring a miscellany of connections between medical practice, doctors and music, and including three new commissions specially for this event which celebrates 900 years since the founding of Barts Hospital.
The evening will portray doctors both real and fictional and tell medical anecdotes through history with both gravity and humour. CMF Patron Simon Callow will narrate, and 18 CMF artists will be performing.
The programme will include three new works – a fanfare, a song cycle and a work about William Harvey – as well as music by Bach, Handel, Borodin, Cole Porter and Tom Lehrer.
Simon Callow narrator
City Music Foundation Artists:
Kenneth Hesketh Fanfare for St Bartholomew (world premiere)
Derri Joseph Lewis New song cycle about Barts’s 900-year history (world premiere)
James Larter New work about William Harvey and the circulation (world premiere)
Baroque music by Bach and Handel
Chamber music by Borodin
Songs by Cole Porter and Tom Lehrer