Groundbreaking classical music concert

The Ridgeway Ensemble
The Ridgeway Ensemble

A classical concert will include the first performance of some of Prince Albert’s original compositions.

The focus of the concert by The Ridgeway Ensemble is Queen Victoria and Prince Albert’s mutual passion for music.

An accomplished composer, Albert shared the creative process in his letters to the young queen and as their married life progressed it was punctuated by concerts, private performances and audiences with the musical elite of Europe.

The concert takes place at Buckingham’s Radcliffe Centre on Tuesday, April 28, at 7.30pm.

The evening includes readings from the letters and diaries of the royals and compositions both well known, such as Mendelssohn’s Ich wollt’, meine Liebe and Schumann’s Er ist gekommen, and originally composed by Prince Albert, which have remained unpublished and unperformed until now.

Tickets cost £7.50 (£5 concessions) and are available on the door.