image for Music item typeNocturne at The Shirley Hall

Music, Fri 27 Oct 2017




Canterbury Festival Box Office

01227 787787


Mintyard Gate,
The Borough,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sun 22 Oct Mary Black
Tue 24 Oct Freddy Kempf
Fri 27 Oct Nocturne
Tue 31 Oct Tom Allen - Absolutely
Wed 1 Nov Emma Johnson (Clarinet) and Friends
Fri 3 Nov Rich Hall


The Romantic Life Of Frédéric Chopin.

‘Lucy Parham’s trailblazing concerts, in which she fuses music and words with the help of some of our most distinguished thespians, have become one of the must-see events on the musical calendar’ BBC Music Magazine.

Henry Goodman and Dame Harriet Walter narrate Chopin’s tempestuous relationship with his feminist lover George Sand during their time together in Majorca.

Created by pianist Lucy Parham from the pair’s letters and diaries, the story is sprinkled with dreamy Nocturnes, whirling waltzes and challenging Ballades.

Of Chopin’s 24 Preludes, completed during this period, Sand wrote, ‘Many of them are melancholy and suave and others are of gentle sadness, which while charming your ear, break your heart.’

A compelling exploration of a love affair through the melodic genius and inimitable lyricism of Chopin’s music.

Introduction to Nocturne, featuring interviews with the 2016 cast - please note Alex Jennings will not feature in the 2017 production:

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 27 Oct 2017 19:30
Approx. duration: 2 hours.


Tickets: £21.25 | £18.00 Festival Friends | £13.25 student concessions

All ticket prices include a Marlowe per-ticket booking fee of £1.25.


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