England’s most illustrious 17th Century composer, Henry Purcell, is presented in an historical perspective through readings and song. The script highlights aspects of Purcell’s life and times in the context of the English Restoration of the Monarchy. The concert consists of examples of Purcell’s varied musical output including music for the court, the theatre, the church, and the concert hall. This program is often performed in collaboration with a local choir or choirs performing choral works by Purcell and his contemporaries.