Bath Recitals: Grand Baroque

Saturday 25 August, 7.30 pm
St Michael’s, Broad Street, Bath

The opulence and grandeur of the Baroque is celebrated in this concert featuring Coronation Anthems Handel wrote for King George II and his magnificent Dettingen’ Te Deum.

The Last Hour

Sunday 9 September, 3.15 pm
New College Chapel, Oxford

Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 transcribed by the composer for Keyboard, with settings of the well-known ‘Passion Chorale’ by JS Bach and Pachelbel.

Wedding Music

Sunday 7 October, 3.15 pm
New College Chapel, Oxford

Bach at his most playful! Early wedding cantatas, “St. Anne” fugue, and the rude ‘Wedding Quodlibet’ BWV 524


Performer Focus: Lewis Hammond

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training and career to date? I'm a countertenor from Maldon in Essex and I have just completed my first year of studying music at New College, Oxford. I started singing at the age of nine in my local parish church choir. When I...

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Performer Focus: Joel Raymond

Tell us a bit about yourself, and your training and career to date?? I fell in love with baroque music as a child. I was very lucky my childhood recorder teacher, Sarah Fenn, was the concert manager of the English Concert, and so I was exposed to fantastic period...

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Performer Focus: Aileen Thomson

It’s been about a year since we last caught up with you. Tell us what you’ve been up to? As usual, I’ve been balancing singing commitments with my full time role in fundraising and alumni relations at Christ Church. Working full time can make scheduling in time for...

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Bach Cantata: Gelobet sei der Herr, mein Gott (BWV 129)

The date of composition of this cantata is uncertain. It seems probable that Bach first performed it either during the 1726 Reformation Festival, which was always celebrated in Leipzig on 31st October, or on Trinity Sunday in the following year. Thereafter the piece took its place among the great chorale-based works of his 1724-25 cycle, where it replaced a non-chorale-based cantata, BWV 176.

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