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Durham University

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Voice of the Bridge

29th June 2019, 20:00 to 22:00, Joachim Room - College of St. Hild and St. Bede - Durham University

Summer in the City
The stones of the Pont Neuf in Paris sing their seventeenth-century past as the beating heart of the city and nation. Join us for a performance of original street songs of gossip, protest and scandal, high baroque music, and words by contemporary writers.

"I connect one side to the other, the past to the present, the high to the low; I am the city's scandalous gossip, its joyful protest and its angry conscience; I am the voice of the outcast and forgotten; and I am, above the river's drifting vastness, all that divides one doomed man's fate from another's ..."

Tickets cost £10 (£5 concessions) and registration is via Eventbrite

Performed by internationally renowned musicians Badinage as part of the Summer in teh City Festival:

Katie Emily Bray - voice - representing England in the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition

Naomi Burrell - violin, percussion, vocals

Leo Duarte - oboe, recorder, percussion, vocals

Tom Foster - harpsichord & percussion, vocals

Jonathan Rees - viol, percussion

Written by Jonathan Rees

The performance takes place in the Joachim Room of the College of St Hild and St Bede, Durham University. The room has a licensed bar. For accessibility, directions, and further information about the college see

To find out more about the bridge and the soundscapes of seventeenth-century France see

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