First Diamond Jubilee public event takes place at White Lodge
The first of several public events being held at White Lodge to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II took place last night. Janiculum – an extraordinary group of musicians specialising in 18th century music - presented a concert in the Sarah Dorfman Salon in front of an audience of 80 people.
The programme entitled ‘Let Everyone Sing and Dance’ was presented by White Lodge Museum and Ballet Resource Centre. It was devised to celebrate White Lodge’s architectural and royal heritage while recognising the fact that since 1955 White Lodge has been the home of The Royal Ballet Lower School.
Janiculum (comprising a soprano, tenor, violin, cello and harpsichord) played a concert of 18th century ballet music including works by Handel, Bononcini, J.C. Bach, Pasquali and Anfossi.
Puctured: Janiculum invited the students of White Lodge to attend their afternoon rehearsal whenever their timetable would allow. Here, the Year 8 students listen to a sung duet.
Photo: Anna Fineman