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The Song of Arms and a Man

Virgil’s story of Aeneas, father of the Roman people - a world premiere

7.00pm, Saturday, 9th June, 2018

The Ivor Gurney Hall, adjacent to Gloucester Cathedral (see location below)

This world masterpiece, the Aeneid, tells the story of Aeneas’ escape from Troy, his stay with Dido and his struggle to fulfil his destiny as founder of Rome. Step back two thousand years and enjoy Virgil’s beautiful Latin spoken by readers who as singers, including Emma Dido's suicide (Claude-Augustin Cayot)Kirkby and Matthew Hargreaves, have a special talent for conveying classical verse. The outline of the story is presented in English: this is for all, including those new to Latin.


Hear Matthew Hargreaves read from Aeneas' visit to the underworld



Programme: 50 minutes - 15-minute interval - 40 minutes


£18, £15 conc.

To book


Either send a cheque payable to The Latin Qvarter,
at: The Old Rectory, Twigworth, Gloucester GL2 9PQ
Include your email address and telephone number.

Or by credit card:
Email or call 01452 731113
(We recommend you email in the first instance, as we will call you back for you to make your purchase).

The Ivor Gurney Hall, Pitt Street, Gloucester GL1 2BH

Parking available in The King's School carpark, off Gouda Way


Above right: Dido's suicide (Claude-Augustin Cayot)