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Sun 25 Nov 2018

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe and Everything
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J.S. Bach Herr, wie du willst – ‘Lord, deal with me as Thou wilt’ BWV73

Charlotte Beament soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
James Newby bass
Professor Suzanne Aigrain speaker

Worlds Beyond

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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Tue 27 Nov 2018

Camden Assembly

The Night Shift – Camden

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For our last Night Shift of 2018, we’ve got something very special.

Keyboard wizard John Butt joins us for the very first time, to perform music that Handel wrote to impress – his virtuoso organ concertos.

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Thu 29 Nov 2018

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Pipedreams

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Handel Overture Alexander's Feast
Telemann Concerto in G for Two Violettas and Strings
Handel Organ Concerto Op.7 No.1
Telemann Concerto in E minor for Flute and Recorder
Handel Sinfonia, Act 1 from Saul
Telemann Concerto for oboe d'amore, viola d'amore and flute in E major
Handel Op. 4 No. 1 in G minor

John Butt Director/Organ
Rachel Beckett recorder
Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Huw Daniel violin
Max Mandel viola
Simone Jandl viola
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe

The sounds of the 18th century.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment rarely has more fun than when it’s performing music from the 18th century and letting the unique sounds of its period instruments come to the fore.

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Sat 1 Dec 2018

Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio Parts 1, 2, 3 & 6

Katherine Watson soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Ed Lyon tenor
Dominic Sedgwick bass
Graham Ross conductor
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

From the unbounded joy of the opening chorus, Jauchzet, Frohlocket (Celebrate, Rejoice) to the concluding movements marking the adoration of the Magi, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is a festive treat.

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Mon 3 Dec 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Pipedreams

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Handel Overture Alexander's Feast
Telemann Concerto in G for Two Violettas and Strings
Handel Organ Concerto Op.7 No.1
Telemann Concerto in E minor for Flute and Recorder
Handel Sinfonia, Act 1 from Saul
Telemann Concerto for oboe d'amore, viola d'amore and flute in E major
Handel Op. 4 No. 1 in G minor

John Butt Director/Organ
Lisa Beznosiuk flute
Huw Daniel violin
Max Mandel viola
Simone Jandl viola
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe
Rachel Beckett recorder

The sounds of the 18th century.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment rarely has more fun than when it’s performing music from the 18th century and letting the unique sounds of its period instruments come to the fore.

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Fri 7 Dec 2018

The Church of Holmen, Copenhagen

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Mogens Dahl conductor
Denise Beck soprano
Józef Orlinski alto
James Way tenor
Gordon Bintner bass
Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir

We return to Denmark to perform Handel’s festive oratorio with the renowned Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir.

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Sat 8 Dec 2018

The Church of Holmen, Copenhagen

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Mogens Dahl conductor
Mogens Dahl soprano
Józef Orlinski alto
James Way tenor
Gordon Bintner bass
Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir

We return to Denmark to perform Handel’s festive oratorio with the renowned Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir.

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Sat 15 Dec 2018

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel  Messiah 

Miriam Allan soprano
Tristram Cooke counter-tenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Matthew Truscott director

We celebrate the 20th anniversary of WMC with an intimate performance of Handel’s ecstatic Messiah.

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Sun 16 Dec 2018

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

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J.S. Bach Sehet, welch eine Liebe - ‘Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us’ BWV64

Rowan Pierce soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Maggie Aderin-Pocock speaker

Engineering for Space

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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Tue 18 Dec 2018

St George's, Bristol

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio Parts 1,2,3 & 6

Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Laurence Williams bass
Steven Devine director/keyboard

From the unbounded joy of the opening chorus, Jauchzet, Frohlocket (Celebrate, Rejoice) to the concluding movements marking the adoration of the Magi, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is a festive treat.

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Sat 22 Dec 2018

St John's Smith Square

Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Katherine Watson soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage – Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days!

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Sun 23 Dec 2018

St John's Smith Square

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Katherine Watson soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Polyphony

We join forces with Polyphony for Handel’s visionary, ecstatic Messiah.

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Thu 10 Jan 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Venus Unwrapped – Barbara Strozzi

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Barbara Strozzi Dolcissimo, Silenzio nocivo
Barbara Strozzi Bella Madre, le tre grazie a Venere
Barbara Strozzi Lagrime Mie
Barbara Strozzi Come Puo, non come suolo, Pace Arrabbiata, op 1
Barbara Strozzi Che dolce udire, Canto di belle bocca
Claudio Monteverdi concertante madrigals
Claudio Monteverdi Il ballo delle ingrate

Christian Curnyn conductor
Mary Bevan soprano

Barbara Strozzi was famed throughout 17th century Venice for her glorious voice and artistry, ‘la virtuosissima cantatrice’ of the city state.

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Tue 22 Jan 2019

St. John's Co-Cathedral, Malta

Bach’s St Matthew Passion

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Bach  St Matthew Passion 

Julia Doyle soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Ciara Hendrick mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Tom Robson tenor
James Newby baritone
Dingle Yandell bass
John Butt director
Choir of the Age of the Enlightenment

We perform Bach’s St Matthew Passion as part of Valetta International Baroque Festival in the magnificent surroundings of St Johns Co-Cathedral. 

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Sat 26 Jan 2019

Durham Cathedral

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Steven Devine director
Rowan Pierce soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Durham Choral Society

We launch Durham Vocal Festival with Handel’s Messiah in extraordinary Durham Cathedral.

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Sun 27 Jan 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe & Everything
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Bach Jesu, nun sei gepreiset – ‘Jesus, now be praised’ BWV41

Charlotte Beament soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons

The Mystery of ‘Oumuamua

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

 

The music

To celebrate the start of 2019, we perform the cantata Bach wrote for New Year’s Day, 1725. It opens the year in triumphant fashion, with brilliant trumpets and a powerful message of hope conquering evil.

The science

In 2017, scientists discovered ‘Oumuamua, the first known interstellar object to pass through our solar system. What is it? Where did it come from? Professor Alan Fitzsimmons of the Astrophysics Research Centre, Queen’s University Belfast, the led the first team to try and find the answers.

 

Our very own Sunday service is a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science. There is no better way to start a Sunday morning.

In partnership with the Institute of Physics.

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Mon 4 Feb 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Love and Duty

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Mozart Symphony No. 40
Gluck Arias from Il Parnaso Confuso, Antigono and La Clemenza di Tito
Gluck Dance of the Furies
Mozart Arias from The Marriage of Figaro and La Clemenza di Tito

Giovanni Antonini Conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Songs from the heart with Magdalena Kožená.

Can you enjoy all three of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or do you have to compromise? We explore this question with sublime arias by Mozart and Gluck, sung by Czech soprano Magdalena Kožená.

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Sat 9 Feb 2019

İş Sanat Culture Center

Love and Duty

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Mozart Symphony No. 40
Gluck Arias from Il Parnaso Confuso, Antigono and La Clemenza di Tito
Gluck Dance of the Furies
Mozart Arias from The Marriage of Figaro and La Clemenza di Tito

Giovanni Antonini conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Songs from the heart with Magdalena Kožená.

Can you enjoy all three of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or do you have to compromise? We explore this question with sublime arias by Mozart and Gluck, sung by Czech soprano Magdalena Kožená.

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Wed 13 Feb 2019

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Love and Duty

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Giovanni Antonini conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Songs from the heart with Magdalena Kožená.

Can you enjoy all three of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or do you have to compromise? We explore this question with sublime arias by Mozart and Gluck, sung by Czech soprano Magdalena Kožená.

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Fri 15 Feb 2019

Grand Theater of Provence

Love and Duty

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Mozart Symphony No. 40
Gluck Arias from Il Parnaso Confuso, Antigono and La Clemenza di Tito
Gluck Dance of the Furies
Mozart Arias from The Marriage of Figaro and La Clemenza di Tito

Giovanni Antonini Conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Songs from the heart with Magdalena Kožená.

Can you enjoy all three of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or do you have to compromise? We explore this question with sublime arias by Mozart and Gluck, sung by Czech soprano Magdalena Kožená.

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