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April 2017
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EXHIBITION: Jubilate

April 17 - December 10
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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The Musical and Scientific Life of 18th century Bath 17 April  to 10 December 2017  at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy As well as the 250th anniversary of the Royal Crescent 2017 also marks the 250th anniversary of William Herschel taking up the post of Director of Music in Bath.  Herschel later went on to make major astronomical discoveries, but his passion for music continued throughout his life.  He was a prolific composer, musician and teacher, whilst his sister Caroline…

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EXHIBITION: Jubilate: music and science in 18th century Bath

April 17 - December 10
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Links #RoyalCrescent250 celebrations with the 250th anniversary of William Herschel being appointed Director of Music in Bath. Herschel went on to make major astronomical achievements including the discovery of the planet Uranus in 1781, but his passion for music continued throughout his life. He was a prolific composer, musician and teacher. We explore the vibrant musical scene in the City during the period of the Enlightenment and its importance to the social makeup and cultural like of Bath when it…

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£6

William Herschel and the music of the Enlightenment

April 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Museum of Bath Architecture, The Countess of Huntingdon's Chapel, The Vineyards, Paragon
Bath, Somerset BA1 5NA United Kingdom
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Wednesday 26 April at the Museum of Bath Architecture. 6.30pm  £6 Dr Matthew Spring of The School of Music and Performing Arts, Bath Spa University, sets the scene for ‘Jubilate’ and celebrates Herschel’s musical and scientific contributions.

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May 2017
Free

Musical Encounters

May 13 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Herschel Museum of Astronomy, 19 New King Street
Bath, Somerset BA1 2BL United Kingdom
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Students on the Bath Spa University Drama BA course will welcome visitors dressed as singer Mary Linley and the Herschels. Find out more from them about the musical world of Georgian Bath brought to life in the Jubilate exhibition. Sat 13 May, 11:00–13:00 Free with normal admission

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£20

Music by William Herschel and Rauzzini

May 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Masonic Hall, Old Orchard St
Bath, Avon BA1 1JU United Kingdom
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Rauzzini Piramo e Tisbe Dibdin Ephesian Matron With music by William Herschel Garth Bardsley director Daryl Powell conductor Matthew Spring artistic director with musicians from Bath Spa University Venanzio Rauzzini lived in Bath and his opera Piramo e Tisbe was very popular in his lifetime. Paired with music by Charles Dibdin and William Herschel who, following a period as a musician in Bath, went on to discover Uranus and become Astronomer Royal! In Partnership with 25th May,  5.00 - 7.00…

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