Concert music bursting with drama dominates this Easter Weekend, performed by the finest emerging professional and local musicians, and one of this country’s standout early music ensembles. Handel’s heroine Theodora draws us in with her strength and humanity – and some wonderfully rich and varied music – whilst Bach’s sacred music milestone unravels the mysteries and dramatic potential of the mass in an energetic affirmation of faith. MacMillan’s vivid, profound setting of Christ’s last words contemplates the darkness before the light, whilst quartets by Haydn and Dvořák have a freshness and invention as vibrant as the coming of Spring itself.
Alongside our musical offerings, there will lots of family-friendly activities around the site. Including a special Easter Farmers’ Market, free art activities and live music in the Concert Hall Café, and a chocolate-filled Easter Egg hunt.
Shops & Galleries open: Monday–Saturday 10am–5.30pm • Sunday 10.30am–4.30pm (browsing from 10am)
Good Friday: normal trading hours
Easter Saturday: 9am–5.30pm
Easter Sunday: 10.30am–4.30pm (browsing from 10am) House and Garden department closed
Easter Monday: normal trading hours