Our series of concerts in London and Norwich has a familiar shape this year: in March, music for Easter with a Marian theme (Boccherini’s Stabat Mater and movements from Haydn’s Seven Last Words); French chamber music in July; and Bach in October – the ‘Musical Offering’ played in context. And we are taking the ‘Musical Offering’ programme (in varied forms) on a small tour to other venues. In February and May at St Dominic’s Church in Gospel Oak, London, we continue the cycle of Biber’s Rosary Sonatas that we started last December. Also in May we are giving a concert of French chamber music in the London Festival of Baroque music.
Our series of recordings on the Hyphen Press Music label is now complete (and can be bought as a set). Our new CD series, devoted to French chamber music and on the Coviello Classics label, opens with a recording of pieces by Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre. We expect this to be released in the autumn. In July we are recording the second in this series – music by Nicolas Clérambault. You can subscribe to the Jacquet de La Guerre CD by becoming a Friend of The Bach Players.
We are very pleased that we are among the Selected Artists in the Making Music scheme for 2019–2020. You can download Making Music’s booklet for next year’s artists here. We hope to travel widely in the UK with our programmes.