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Carmen (and co) come to Holy Cross church

08 August, 2019 — By Michael White

CarmenCo Ensemble

Everyone knows the story of Carmen but probably not as it gets retold – with music from composers beyond Bizet – by an ensemble who call themselves CarmenCo and have a show that plays next Thursday, August 15, at Holy Cross, Cromer Street.

It’s part of the regular new concert series just launched at this magical but hidden King’s Cross church, intended to advertise the existence of the place and open it up to wider public access.

CarmenCo’s performers include the multi-tasking mezzo and flautist Emily Andrews, with guitarists David Massey and Francisco Correa. And alongside the Carmen standards, their programme gives you appropriately sweaty Spanish music by Albéniz, De Falla, Rodrigo and Ravel (who wasn’t Spanish but liked to fantasise about the possibil­ity), as well as words by Prosper Mérimée who wrote the original Carmen story.

• 7.15pm, £12, £10 cons, under-18s free, Holy Cross Church, Cromer Street, King’s Cross, WC1H 8JU, www.ticketsource.co.uk/archicantiores

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