A diverse programme including works by William Babel – some of the first solo-concerti composed in England – alongside pieces full of sparkling virtuosity by Vivaldi, Handel and Sammartini.
Joglaresa – Caroles of Nunnes and Roses
The GCS celebrates Yule with the five luscious female voices of Joglaresa, accompanying themselves on fidel, harp, bells, bagpipes and percussion, in nowells, wassails and Christmas lullabies, including the gorgeous Nuns of Chester
SATURDAY 28 JANUARY 2017, 7.30pm, St Andrew's & St George's West
Trio Goya – Trios and Sonatas by Haydn and Beethoven
Trio Goya bring a collective fascination and a wealth of experience to these works, creating a silvery and expressive sound typical of the Viennese pianos built by Anton Walter and much admired by both Haydn and Beethoven.
SATURDAY 25 FEBRUARY 2017, 7.30pm, St Andrew's & St George's West
Sofie Vanden Eynde and Romina Lischka, with Thomas Hobbs – Orpheus' Noble Strings
Orpheus and his lyre: how better to picture the power and unifying force of music? The acclaimed lyrical tenor Thomas Hobbs celebrates the many facets of music in lute songs by Campion and Danyel, among others.
SATURDAY 25 MARCH 2017, 7.30pm, St Andrew's & St George's West
Trevor Pinnock and Jonathan Manson – Music for harpsichord and viola da gamba by Bach, Couperin, Marais and Rameau
Two internationally acclaimed performers present a programme of gems from the French solo harpsichord repertoire by Rameau and Couperin alongside music by Marais and J.S. Bach for viola da gamba and harpsichord.
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