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February 2017

Medium pour le souper du roi col

Pour le souper du roi

Sunday 12 February, 6.30 pm

St Michael’s Church, 
Cobham Close, Battersea
, London SW11 6SP

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

Medium pour le souper du roi col

Pour le souper du roi

Wednesday 15 February, 7.30 pm

Dorset County Museum Concert Society, Dorset County Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1XA

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 2017

Medium stabat mater 2017

Stabat Mater

Thursday 9 March, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

In praise of the Virgin Mary: Pergolesi’s setting of the Stabat Mater text, the Concerto Madrigalesco by Vivaldi and one of his Sonatas al Santo Sepolcro, and a Mystery Sonata by Biber Find out more

Medium stabat mater 2017

Stabat Mater

Saturday 25 March, 7.30 pm

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

In praise of the Virgin Mary: Pergolesi’s setting of the Stabat Mater text, the Concerto Madrigalesco by Vivaldi and one of his Sonatas al Santo Sepolcro, and a Mystery Sonata by Biber Find out more

May 2017

Medium stabat mater 2017

Stabat Mater

Saturday 6 May, 7.30 pm

Cambridge Early Music: Festival of the Voice

In praise of the Virgin Mary: Pergolesi’s setting of the Stabat Mater text, the Concerto Madrigalesco by Vivaldi and one of his Sonatas al Santo Sepolcro, and a Mystery Sonata by Biber Find out more

July 2017

Medium in the company of gods

In the Company of Gods: music by François Couperin, Marin Marais, and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

Wednesday 5 July, 7.00 pm

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

Private music written for Louis XIV by composers who were all given a place among the gods on Mount Parnassus Find out more

Medium in the company of gods

In the Company of Gods: music by François Couperin, Marin Marais, and Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre

Friday 7 July, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

Private music written for Louis XIV by composers who were all given a place among the gods on Mount Parnassus Find out more

October 2017

Medium sound the trumpet

Sound the trumpet!

Thursday 5 October, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

To mark our twentieth anniversary, we present an all-Bach programme: two joyous, well-known cantatas, complemented by two celebrated instrumental works. ‘Weichet nur betrübte Schatten’ is a wedding canata for solo soprano voice; ‘Jauchzett Gott’ gives virtuosic parts to solo soprano and trumpet. The trumpet is featured also in Brandenburg Concerto no. 2. The other concerto in the concert is well known in its version for harpsichord, but is given here in the reconstructed version for oboe d’amore. This will be a special, celebratory event – with extra features to be revealed on the night. Find out more

Medium sound the trumpet

Sound the trumpet!

Saturday 7 October, 7.30 pm

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

To mark our twentieth anniversary, we present an all-Bach programme: two joyous, well-known cantatas, complemented by two celebrated instrumental works. ‘Weichet nur betrübte Schatten’ is a wedding canata for solo soprano voice; ‘Jauchzett Gott’ gives virtuosic parts to solo soprano and trumpet. The trumpet is featured also in Brandenburg Concerto no. 2. The other concerto in the concert is well known in its version for harpsichord, but is given here in the reconstructed version for oboe d’amore. This will be a special, celebratory event – with extra features to be revealed on the night. Find out more

Medium food of love

The Food of Love

Saturday 14 October, 7.45 pm

Georgian Concert Society, St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh EH1 1NQ

Shakespeare’s plays were at the heart of the Restoration theatrical repertory. Freely adapted, with lavish music and spectacular staging, a number of them remained popular even after a new Restoration repertory had developed. In this programme, music by Henry Purcell is placed alongside that of his predecessors, Matthew Locke and Robert Smith, and of his pupil John Weldon, painting a picture of changing musical approaches to the words of the bard. The programme also includes the earliest surviving setting of a sonnet by Shakespeare, an adaptation of Sonnet no. 116 by Henry Lawes. Find out more

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