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February 2018

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Biber: the Sorrowful Mysteries

Saturday 24 February, 7.30 pm

St Dominic’s Priory, Southampton Road, London NW5 4LB

The second of three concerts in which Nicolette Moonen (violin) and Pawel Siwczak (organ) perform all of the Rosary Sonatas by H.I.F. Biber (1644–1704) – by candle light, in the appropriate side-chapels at St Dominic’s, and in the appropriate liturgical season. In this concert they play the second cycle of five sonatas, concerned with the death of Christ and the events that surrounded it. Also included will be Gregorian chant, sung by the friars of St Dominic’s. After the concert (which runs for about an hour), the Dominican friars invite the audience for drinks, and there will be time to look at the wonderful interior architecture of St Dominic’s. Families with children are very welcome to attend.
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March 2018

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Stabat Mater

Thursday 8 March, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

Boccherini’s Stabat Mater is a work of compelling intensity that stands out among the many settings of this text. We are performing the original, chamber version of the piece, scored for string quintet with two cellos; interspersed will be movements from Haydn’s The Seven Last Words. As well as shared themes there is a historical connection here: it is possible that Boccherini, a great admirer of his older colleague, played a part in securing the commission for Haydn to write The Seven Last Words, first performed in Cadiz. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Boccherini’s Stabat Mater. Find out more

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Stabat Mater

Saturday 10 March, 7.30 pm

St John’s Downshire Hill, Hampstead, London NW3 1NU

Boccherini’s Stabat Mater is a work of compelling intensity that stands out among the many settings of this text. We are performing the original, chamber version of the piece, scored for string quintet with two cellos; interspersed will be movements from Haydn’s The Seven Last Words. As well as shared themes there is a historical connection here: it is possible that Boccherini, a great admirer of his older colleague, played a part in securing the commission for Haydn to write The Seven Last Words, first performed in Cadiz. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Boccherini’s Stabat Mater.

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Stabat Mater

Tuesday 13 March, 7.30 pm

Leamington Music: St Mary’s Church, Old Square, Warwick CV34 4RA

Boccherini’s Stabat Mater is a work of compelling intensity that stands out among the many settings of this text. We are performing the original, chamber version of the piece, scored for string quintet with two cellos; interspersed will be movements from Haydn’s The Seven Last Words. As well as shared themes there is a historical connection here: it is possible that Boccherini, a great admirer of his older colleague, played a part in securing the commission for Haydn to write The Seven Last Words, first performed in Cadiz. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to hear Boccherini’s Stabat Mater. Find out more

May 2018

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Biber: the Glorious Mysteries

Saturday 12 May, 7.30 pm

St Dominic’s Priory, Southampton Road, London NW5 4LB

The third of three concerts in which Nicolette Moonen (violin) and Pawel Siwczak (organ) perform all of the Rosary Sonatas by H.I.F. Biber (1644–1704) – by candle light, in the appropriate side-chapels at St Dominic’s, and in the appropriate liturgical season. In this concert they play the third cycle of sonatas, concerned with the resurrection of Christ and the events that surrounded it. Pawel Siwczak will also play organ music by composers of Biber’s time. After the concert (which runs for about an hour), the Dominican friars invite the audience for drinks, and there will be time to look at the wonderful interior architecture of St Dominic’s. Families with children are very welcome to attend.
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Pour le souper du roi

Sunday 13 May, 3.00 pm

London Festival of Baroque Music: St Peter’s Church, Eaton Square, 119 Eaton Square, London SW1W 9AL

This programme paints a musical picture of the chamber music presented to Louis XIV and Louis XV. The featured composers were among their favourites, allowed into the inner circle of the king and given the title ‘musicien pour la chambre du Roy’: their tasks included providing music for the king in his private chambers. Some of the best chamber music of the period was written for these occasions. The concert offers a rich and various banquet of preludes, suites, sonatas and character pieces, and shows the passage from French to Italian styles. Find out more

July 2018

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Italy versus France

Wednesday 4 July, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

Italian or French? In the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in Europe, two national musical styles were seen as opposing and in contest, though composers increasingly brought them together. This concert brings the styles to life in works by some of the brilliant composers of the times: Corelli, Couperin, Clérambault, Rameau, Leclair Find out more

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Italy versus France

Thursday 5 July, 7.30 pm

Burgh House, New End Square, Hampstead, London NW3 1LT

Italian or French? In the later seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries in Europe, two national musical styles were seen as opposing and in contest, though composers increasingly brought them together. This concert brings the styles to life in works by some of the brilliant composers of the times: Corelli, Couperin, Clérambault, Rameau, Leclair Find out more

October 2018

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A musical offering: the art of eloquence

Thursday 11 October, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering (BWV 1079) is a late work that looks both back to the tradition in which he worked and forwards to the music of his sons. We play this dazzling piece in the context of music by Bach’s esteemed elders: Buxtehude and Pachelbel Find out more

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A musical offering

Saturday 13 October, 7.30 pm

Saxon Shore Early Music: St Mary’s Church, Kenardington, Kent TN26 2NF

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering (BWV 1079) is a late work that both looks back to the tradition in which he worked and forwards to the music of his sons. We play this dazzling piece in the context of works by Buxtehude, Bach’s esteemed elder, and his contemporary, Telemann Find out more

Medium musical offering

A musical offering: the art of eloquence

Sunday 14 October, 3.00 pm

Little Missenden Festival: Church of St John the Baptist, Little Missenden, Amersham, Bucks HP7 0RA

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering (BWV 1079) is a late work that looks both back to the tradition in which he worked and forwards to the music of his sons. We play this dazzling piece in the context of music by Bach’s esteemed elders: Buxtehude and Pachelbel Find out more

Medium musical offering

A musical offering

Wednesday 17 October, 7.30 pm

Dorset County Museum Concert Society: St Mary’s Church, Edward Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 2HJ

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering (BWV 1079) is a late work that both looks back to the tradition in which he worked and forwards to the music of his sons. We play this dazzling piece in the context of works by Buxtehude, Bach’s esteemed elder, and his contemporary, Telemann Find out more

Medium musical offering

A musical offering

Thursday 18 October, 7.30 pm

St John’s Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HA

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering (BWV 1079) is a late work that both looks back to the tradition in which he worked and forwards to the music of his sons. We play this dazzling piece in the context of works by Buxtehude, Bach’s esteemed elder, and his contemporary, Telemann
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Medium musical offering

A musical offering

Saturday 20 October, 8.15 pm

Paaskerk Baarn, Oude Utrechtseweg 4a, 3743 KN Baarn, The Netherlands

JJohann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering (BWV 1079) is a late work that both looks back to the tradition in which he worked and forwards to the music of his sons. We play this dazzling piece in the context of works by Buxtehude, Bach’s esteemed elder, and his contemporary, Telemann Find out more

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