Throughout April and May, Bach to Baby is celebrating the 200th birthday of Queen Victoria with a special series of family concerts for age 0+ in Dulwich . Babies, children and their grown ups will be transported inside the palace walls with music from the Queen’s favourites, Mendelssohn and Strauss, into the Savoy Theatre of Gilbert and Sullivan fame, and on to the cobbled streets with songs from the Victorian Music Halls.
As well as being an iconic British monarch, political powerhouse, accomplished musician and mum of nine, Victoria was a trailblazer, culture vulture and early tech adopter. Photography was invented just after Victoria came to the throne and immediately she harnessed its power to create a global public image and document ordinary family life – you could say Victoria was the original Insta-star/mum!
Bach to Baby founder and pianist, Miaomiao Yu said:
“I think Victoria would have been right at home with the Bach to Baby audience – our tech savvy, culture vulture mums and dads appreciate the finer things in life! During Victoria 200!, we’re inviting families to step into Victoria’s dainty shoes and hear the world as she did through our soundtrack to the Victorian era. With music written for the Queen by her favourite Mendelssohn, songs from Gilbert & Sullivan’s much-loved comic operas and the ‘pop’ hits of the music halls… this is going to be one birthday party not to miss!”
As featured live on BBC Radio 3, Bach to Baby is known for offering exceptional classical music experiences for families with innovative programmes and concert formats. This has attracted partnerships with institutions including Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, London Mozart Players, Rambert Dance Company and Royal Albert Hall.Bach to Baby concerts are always at family friendly times, usually late morning, and no concert is complete without crying, feeding, dancing and nappy changing!To find and book a Victoria 200! concert near you, visit www.bachtobaby.com/victoria200!
Monday 1st April, 10:30am
Monday 13th May, 10:30am
Friday 26th April, 4pm
Friday 24th May, 4pm