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The new season

Our concerts for 2015 are now announced here in the Diary pages. The dates given are definite, although full details of music and players are sometimes lacking – these will be filled in as soon as we know them.

Tickets for our series in Norwich and London can be bought now. We are also selling season tickets for both venues, which give a reduced price for the three concerts.

Unusually, for one month our concerts in London and Norwich are different. In February at St John’s Downshire Hill, we are giving the Vivaldi and Ferrandini programme that we performed at the London Handel Festival and in Norwich in the spring of 2014. We feel that our regular London audience deserved another opportunity to hear it. We also feel that our Norwich audience would like to hear the ‘Musical Offering’ programme that we are playing in London and elsewhere in 2014 and 2015.

Please note that the concerts at St John’s Downshire Hill start at 7.30 pm and no longer at 8.15 pm. For what this means for car drivers, see the advice (‘by car’) here.

Our next event

An Italian in Paris

Thursday 7 May, 7.30 pm

The Cobbe Collection, Hatchlands Park, East Clandon, GU4 7RT

Works by the first composers in France to explore the Italian style, this concert features Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, celebrated in the year of her 350th anniversary. More than a mere ‘woman composer’ (though she was, and under difficult conditions), Jacquet de La Guerre’s music is consistently rich, surprising, and rewarding. This is a rare chance to hear her music played in concert. Find out more

Keeping in touch

Friends of the Bach Players

In 2008 we started a subscription scheme as a way of supporting the production of our CDs. Last year we renamed and formalized this as Friends of The Bach Players, reflecting the larger purpose of the scheme. By becoming a Friend, you support both the concerts and the recordings – costly operations that always need subsidy from somewhere, and for which it is increasingly difficult to find help from the Arts Council. You will also become part of a community of people who enjoy and support what we do.

To join the Friends of The Bach Players and receive a copy of our forthcoming CD ‘Venice to Hamburg’: download this form

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From the Journal

At The Octagon Chapel, Norwich

March 2015 – News

Last Saturday we played our ‘Musical offering’ programme at our usual venue in Norwich, The Octagon Chapel, to what must have been our largest audience there – 170 or so people. In the afternoon, Marion Moonen made these photos of Nicolette Moonen, Silas Wollston, and Reiko Ichise rehearsing the Buxtehude sonata.

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