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November 2019

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A European Christmas

Thursday 28 November, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

A concert in celebration of Advent and Christmas, starting with music from the Austro-Italian seventeenth-century Catholic tradition; from the Annunciation to the birth of Jesus, with the focus on Mary and the baby Jesus. After the interval: the eighteenth-century Lutheran tradition in Germany with two cantatas by J. S. Bach: ‘Schwingt freudig euch empor’, composed for the first Sunday in Advent, and ‘Selig ist der Mann’, composed for second Christmas day. Find out more

December 2019

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A European Christmas

Sunday 1 December, 5.00 pm

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

A concert in celebration of Advent and Christmas, starting with music from the Austro-Italian seventeenth-century Catholic tradition; from the Annunciation to the birth of Jesus, with the focus on Mary and the baby Jesus. After the interval: the eighteenth-century Lutheran tradition in Germany with two cantatas by J. S. Bach: ‘Schwingt freudig euch empor’, composed for the first Sunday in Advent, and ‘Selig ist der Mann’, composed for second Christmas day. Find out more

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Biber: the Joyful Mysteries

Wednesday 4 December, 7.30 pm

Clitheroe Grammar School, Sixth Form Centre, York Street, Clitheroe, Lancashire BB7 2DJ

In this concert Nicolette Moonen and Pawel Siwczak play the first five of Biber’s Mystery or Rosary sonatas, concerned with the birth of Christ and the events that surrounded it. Pawel Siwczak will also play organ music by composers of Biber’s time: Buxtehude and Pachelbel. Find out more

January 2020

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Pour le souper du roi

Wednesday 22 January, 7.30 pm

Influence Church, Victoria Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4AS

This programme paints a musical picture of the chamber music presented to Louis XIV by his favourite composers. Composers who were allowed into the inner circle of the king were given the title ‘musicien pour la chambre du Roy’: their tasks included providing music for the king in his private rooms. Some of the best chamber music of the period was written for these occasions. Find out more

March 2020

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Biber: the Sorrowful Mysteries

Sunday 15 March, 7.30 pm

St Swithin’s Church, Clunbury, Shropshire SY7 0HG

Following their first Biber concert at St Swithin’s, in December 2018, Nicolette Moonen and Pawel Siwczak perform the second cycle of the Rosary or Mystery sonatas. This cycle is concerned with the death of Christ and the events that surrounded it. Pawel Siwczak will also play organ music by composers of Biber’s time. The concert will take place in this beautiful parish church, built originally in the twelfth century, and will be candlelit. Find out more

April 2020

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Biber: the Sorrowful Mysteries

Saturday 4 April, 7.30 pm

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

Nicolette Moonen and Pawel Siwczak perform the second cycle of the H.I.F. Biber’s Rosary or Mystery sonatas. This cycle is concerned with the death of Christ and the events that surrounded it. Pawel Siwczak will also play organ music by composers of Biber’s time. Find out more

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