A painting of The Rotunda in Ranelagh Gardens by Canaletto

Songs and letters for a 'most obedient servant's' friend [Hampton]

Saturday 05 October 2024
19:00 to 21:00

This concert will focus on the songs and letters from firends of David Garrick [1717 - 1779] and  Ignatius Sancho [c.1729 - 1780], the former slave who became a servant, acquired an education from benevolent employers and made himself into a man of letters, culture and commerce. Sancho and Garrick knew each other, corresponded, and collaborated on a group of songs. This will be our contribution to Black History Month.


This concert is part of a regular series of early music performances held in the Georgian jewel of Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare [https://www.garrickstemple.org.uk], which sits by the Thames in Hampton.

Admission is always cheaper when booked in advance, and there are concessions for under-21s, students, the unemployed and volunteers at the venue. On the door, tickets cost £16 - with half price concessions for the same people.

Anyone able and willing to listen is welcome to come along, and there is no need to print this ticket as a record is kept at the front desk. To buy tickets, click here.


The painting is 'Interior of the Rotunda at Ranelagh [London] by Canaletto [1697 - 1768], made in around 1754; reproduced by kind permission of the National Gallery.

Contact William
07949 652 315
Garrick's Temple to Shakespeare, Garrick's Lawns, Hampton Court Road
Hampton on Thames
TW12 2BZ
(view map)
Cost £16 on the door, £14 in advance. Half price under-18s/students/unemployed