Orchestra takes up residency in gay club

Orchestra takes up residency in gay club


norman lebrecht

August 10, 2015

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, presently playing Handel’s Saul at Glyndebourne, has announced a regular residency at Duckie, a south London gay club that describes itself as ‘purveyors of progressive working class entertainment’.

There’s an upcoming date on Setember 5.

The OAE say:

oae duckie


‘Back in November last year we took our late-night series The Night Shift, clubbing, appearing at the legendary Vauxhall institution that is Duckie…. When we appeared last year we had no idea what to expect – but we ended up being pretty overwhelmed by the reception we got, with one of the loudest roars of approval we’ve ever had for a performance. We’ll be playing a new 10 minute set, on stage around 11pm. Entrance to the club is £6 and you can dance the night away afterwards courtesy of resident DJ’s The Readers Wives.’


  • Alvaro says:

    Desperation has now hit the stratosphere – next stop: STRIP CLUBS!!

    • William Safford says:

      Why not? Bach performed in a coffee house. And more than one well-known classical composer earned money in their salad days playing piano in bordellos….