The Bach Players

Concert Diary 2014

Bach Players

Bach Players in concert at St John’s Downshire Hill, September 2012

For information about tickets for our London concerts, and how to get there: Concerts at St John’s Downshire Hill

For information about tickets for our Norwich concerts, and how to get there: Concerts at the Octagon Chapel

Pour le coucher du roy

Music presented to King Louis XIV by his favourite composers

Bach Players Pur le coucher du roy

(Nicolette Moonen violin, Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Lynda Sayce theorbo)

Friday 20 June, 10 pm

Stour Music, All Saints’ Boughton Aluph, Kent TN25 4EU

Tickets can be bought here

From Venice to Hamburg

How the Italian improvisatory ‘stylus fantasticus’ travelled from Italy to Germany, with music by Bertali, Weckmann, Valentini, Schmelzer, and others

(Nicolette Moonen violin, Gawain Glenton cornetto, Emily White trombone, Krzysztof Lewandowski dulcian, Silas Wollston organ / harpsichord, Lynda Sayce theorbo)

Bach Players Venice to Hamburg

Thursday 10 July, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

Tickets can be bought here or from Prelude Records in Norwich (phone 01603–628319)

Saturday 12 July, 8.15 pm

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

Tickets can be bought here

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CD recording

Wednesday 27 to Friday 29 August

St Michael’s, Highgate, London N6

Bach’s library

A selection of pieces that J.S. Bach had in his library and which provide a context for his celebrated Orchestral Suite in B minor

Johann Bernhard Bach (1676–1749), Ouverture no. 2 in G major

Marin Marais (1656–1728), movements from his opera Alcide arranged for harpsichord

Agostino Steffani (1654–1728), La tempête

Charles Dieupart (c.1667–c.1740), Suite no. 6 in F minor

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750), Orchestral suite no. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067

Bach Players Bachs library

(Marion Moonen flute, Nicolette Moonen violin, Anna Curzon violin, Rachel Stott viola, Antoine Ladrette cello, Pawel Siwczak harpsichord)

Sunday 5 October

St Jean de Braye eglise paroissiale, France, 3 pm

A grand tour of Europe

Music by French, English, German, and Italian composers that one might have heard on an eighteenth-century ‘grand tour’

Bach Players grand tour

(Nicolette Moonen violin, Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Eligio Quinteiro theorbo)

Friday 10 October

Egremont, Cumbria

Sleepers awake!

The Advent cantata ‘Wachet auf’ in the setting by J.S. Bach (BWV 140) and two versions by Dietrich Buxtehude, and chamber music by Buxtehude and Erlebach

Bach Players Sleepers awake!

(Rachel Elliott soprano, Sally Bruce-Payne alto, Samuel Boden tenor, Jonathan Gunthorpe bass, Nicolette Moonen violin, Anne Schumann violin, Oliver Webber violin, Stephen Pedder violin, James Eastaway oboe, Mark Radcliffe oboe, tbc oboe, Alastair Mitchell bassoon, Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Olaf Reimers cello, Pawel Siwczak harpsichord / organ)

Thursday 6 November, 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BN

Tickets can be bought here or from Prelude Records in Norwich (phone 01603–628319)

Saturday 8 November, 8.15 pm

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

Tickets can be bought here

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CD recording

Tuesday 11 to Thursday 13 November

St Michael’s, Highgate, London N6

A Christmas present

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Musical Offering (BWV 1079) and festive music by Buxtehude and Telemann

Bach Players Musical offering

(Marion Moonen flute, Nicolette Moonen violin, Reiko Ichise viola da gamba, Silas Wollston harpsichord)

Wednesday 10 December

Chester Music Society, Chester

Friday 12 December

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

See the archive of our concert diaries, 1997–1999, 2000–2006, 2007–2014
and also the archive pictures of musicians at some early concerts

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