Priority booking is available from Friday 3 February for EOC Friends for Pergolesi 'Stabat Mater' at London Festival of Baroque Music (12 May).
From initial hearing in a radio broadcast to imminent performance in this opulent setting, Christian Curnyn has been on a long journey with Serse.
Counter-tenor Rupert Enticknap puts us in the mood for Handel 'Serse' next month
Mezzo-soprano Anna Stephany talks about her role as the Persian king Serse - proud, pompous but also hugely likeable.
It's now just over a month to go until we return to St John's Smith Square for what promises to be a thrilling melting pot of orchestral favourites.