Music

A Georgian Christmas

With Boxwood & Brass

Christmas in late-18th century England was a time for the upper classes to give lavish balls and parties at their country estates. Period wind ensemble Boxwood & Brass presents a taste of the elegant and diverting music that accompanied the festivities. This ‘Band of Musick’, a traditional Georgian militia ensemble of clarinets, horns and bassoon, will regale you with quintets, marches, dance music and regional carols fit for the gallery of Pemberley itself!

Johann Christian Bach: Military Quintets (Dublin, c. 1770)
attr. John Mahon: Quintet from The Clarinet Instructor
James Brookes: Select Pieces for a Military Band together with solos, duets, cotillions, carols, etc.

Presented in partnership with Manuscripts & Special Collections, there will be an opportunity to visit the Georgian Delights exhibition in the Weston Gallery before the concert and at the interval

1 hour 40 minutes including interval‚Äč


Eat like the Georgians
Available from 5.30pm in the Pavilion Café, with last orders 45 minutes before the start of the performance. Please book in advance on 0115 846 7179.