OAE Rinaldo Reworked

Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment Rinaldo Project: Rinaldo Reworked

Using Handel’s opera Rinaldo, Glyndebourne, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and music students from Varndean College and Blatchington Mill School worked together to explore this Baroque work. With the help of a professional composer and arranger the students played alongside professional musicians to perform extracts from Rinaldo as well as their own compositions inspired by Handel’s setting of the story, as part of the Brighton Early Music Festival.

After the concert on Thursday 6 October, the young musicians had the opportunity to visit Glyndebourne to see a final dress rehearsal of the Glyndebourne production of Rinaldo .

Creative Team

Musical Director David Gordon
Composer Rachel Stott
Soprano Helen-Jane Howells
Countertenor Owen Willetts

Instrumentalists from the OAE and OAE Experience

Instrumentalists from the BREMF players