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Thu 18 Feb 2016

Assembly Rooms, Bath

Bostridge sings Handel

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Telemann Suite in F for two horns and strings
Telemann Dass mein Erlöser lebt from Cantata TWV1:873
Telemann So stehet ein Berg Gottes from Der Tod Jesu
Handel Concerto Grosso in D minor Op. 3 No. 5
Handel Scherza infida from Ariodante
Handel Love sounds th’alarm from Acis and Galatea
Handel Silete Venti
Handel Selection from Water Music

Steven Devine director
Ian Bostridge tenor

Star tenor Ian Bostridge joins us to kick-start Bath’s Bachfest, with a Baroque programme almost operatic in scale.

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New events now on sale

Wed 5 Aug 2015

Debbie Diamond

We’ve just announced some new events as part of our 2015-2016 Birthday Season, details below, plus details of a new Night Shift event and other recently-announced concerts outside of our main season:

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Bach, St John Passion CD

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For this CD we are joined by Polyphony and Stephen Layton for Bach’s most dramatic masterpiece. Featuring a starry team of soloists, Layton directs a vivid account, the excitement of the narrative drama contrasting with heartbreaking moments of reflection.

In Ian Bostridge, we have the most iconic Evangelist of the last twenty years; an artist who is an incomparable communicator, a singer of technical brilliance, and an impassioned, experienced interpreter of Bach’s music.

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Not all tours are the same…

Mon 3 Dec 2012


Not all tours are the same…

…so we found out when OAE violinist Susie Carpenter-Jacobs went behind the scenes for us back in May, when we took our Bostridge sings Bach concert on tour to Warsaw, Dresden, Prague, Vienna and Innsbruck.

Her video postcard gives a snapshot of what our musicians get up to whilst away on international tours, including snowball fights, beautiful views, some rather rude water fountains and of course, some wonderful music-making…

For more information on future OAE concerts and tours, visit our What’s On pages.

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Bostridge sings Bach: Audience Reaction

Mon 14 May 2012


Here’s what the audience thought of our all-Bach concert with Ian Bostridge, a few weeks ago at the Queen Elizabeth Hall. We’re about to go off on tour with Ian with the same programme, so if you live in Vienna, Dresden, Prague, Warsaw or Innsbruck you still have a chance to catch this concert. Details in the what’s on section.


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