Sunderland church selected to host Poeticall Musicke concert

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AN historic church will play host to a performance which will support its future.

Holy Trinity Church, in Church Street East, Sunderland, will be one of eight venues to hold a concert by Poeticall Musicke, an early music ensemble from London.

The group will present Music for Tenebrae, a programme of French Baroque pieces.

The tour is inspired by its appreciation of the Churches’ Conservation Trust and its desire to encourage new visitors to the buildings.

The music will take its theme from Lent and is linked to the music performed at Louis XIV’s court at Versailles.

Holy Trinity Church is a brick and stone church built between 1718 and 1719, with the apse and its Venetian window added in 1735, then the west gallery and a new roof in about 1803.

The concert in Sunderland will be held on Tuesday, March 25, at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost between £5 to £25.

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