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Classical Concert with Helen & Terence Charlston

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Join us in the Gallery for a very special evening of music with BBC New Generation mezzo soprano Helen Charlston and leading historical keyboard player Terence Charlston, with pieces inspired by the iconic figures in our landmark exhibition Rubens & Women.

The concert will take a musical journey through the sounds of Rubens’s contemporaries: from John Dowland and Henry Purcell in England to Francesca Caccini, Barbara Strozzi in Italy and his colleague in Mantua, Claudio Monteverdi.  

The sacred and secular leap forward in equal measure, as does Rubens’s fascination with the world of mythology and the stories that lie within. 

Your ticket includes entry to Rubens & Women. You can explore the exhibition after the concert, until 8.30pm.


Helen Charlston (Mezzo Soprano) 

Terence Charlston (Harpsichord and Clavichord) 


In those fair eyes 

I saw my lady weep John Dowland (1563-1626) 

Shall I strive with words to move John Dowland 

Time Stands Still John Dowland 

3 Almandes from Susanne van Soldt’s book Anon. (1599) 


Mother of Heaven 

Regina Caeli Francesca Caccini (1587-1640) 

Blessed Virgin’s Expostulation Henry Purcell (1659-1695) 

Tombeau de Mr de Blancrocher Louis Couperin (1626-1661) 


Cupid throws the dart 

Si dolce tormento Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) 

Thanks to these lonesome Vales Henry Purcell 

Oft She Visits this fair Mountain (from Dido & Aeneas) 

Amor Dormoglione Barbara Strozzi (1619-1677)