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Tue 21 Nov 2017

Perth Concert Hall, Western Australia

Australia Tour with Rachel Podger

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Haydn Symphony No.26
Mozart Violin Concerto No.1
JC Bach Symphony in G minor
Mozart Violin Concerto No.5

Rachel Podger director and violin

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye. 

Mozart was the ultimate musical genius – and the ultimate game player. He tore up the rulebook, and if you hear his music twice, you never have quite the same experience.

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Sun 26 Nov 2017

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe, and Everything

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Bach Wachet! betet! (Watch! Pray!)

Steven Devine director
Rowan Pierce soprano
Ciara Hendrick alto
Tom Robson tenor
James Newby baritone
Professor Sir John Pendry guest scientist

What is light? 

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with Bach, the Universe, and Everything, our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds.

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Mon 27 Nov 2017

St John's Smith Square

Mozart: Master of Deception, with Rachel Podger

Bethan White, Oboe (Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme)
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Haydn Symphony No. 26 Lamentatione
Mozart Violin Concerto No.1
JC Bach Symphony in G minor
Mozart Violin Concerto in No.5

Rachel Podger director and violin

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye.

His repertoire is full of surprises and deceptions.

Mozart was the ultimate musical genius – and the ultimate game player. He tore up the rulebook, and if you hear his music twice, you never have quite the same experience.

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Tue 28 Nov 2017

Camden Assembly

The Night Shift – Camden

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The Night Shift invades the spiritual home of Britpop.

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Sat 2 Dec 2017

St John's College Chapel, Cambridge

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Graham Ross conductor
The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
Laurence Zazzo countertenor
Andrew Tortise tenor
Jonathan Brown bass

Graham Ross conducts The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and us in a performance of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, performed in the beautiful setting of St John’s College Chapel.

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Mon 4 Dec 2017

Union Chapel

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Graham Ross conductor
The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge
Elin Manahan Thomas soprano
Christopher Lowrey countertenor
Andrew Tortise tenor
Jonathan Brown bass

Graham Ross conducts The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge and us in a performance of Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, performed in the beautiful setting of Islington’s Union Chapel.

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Tue 5 Dec 2017

St George's, Bristol

Mozart: Master of Deception, with Rachel Podger

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Haydn Symphony No. 26 Lamentatione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
JC Bach Symphony in G minor
Mozart Violin Concert No. 5

Rachel Podger director/ violin

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye.

His repertoire is full of surprises and deceptions.

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Wed 6 Dec 2017

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Mozart: Master of Deception, with Rachel Podger

Bethan White, Oboe (Ann & Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme)
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Haydn Symphony No. 26 Lamentatione
Mozart Violin Concerto No. 1
JC Bach Symphony in G minor
Mozart Violin Concert No. 5

Rachel Podger director/ violin

There is more to Mozart than meets the eye.

His repertoire is full of surprises and deceptions.

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Fri 8 Dec 2017

The Church of Holmen, Copenhagen

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir

Our now annual sojourn to Denmark to perform Handel’s festive oratorio with Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir.

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Sat 9 Dec 2017

The Church of Holmen, Copenhagen

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir

Our now annual sojourn to Denmark to perform Handel’s festive oratorio with Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir.

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Sun 10 Dec 2017

West London Synagogue

Rachel Podger at West London Synagogue

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Mozart The Marriage of Figaro - Overture and selection of arias
Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits (from Orfeo ed Euridice)
Mozart Don Giovanni Overture and selection of arias
Mozart Violin Concerto no. 5

Rachel Podger director/ violin

We make a triumphant return to West London Synagogue with a breath-taking programme of masterpieces by Mozart and Gluck that transformed musical history.

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Sun 17 Dec 2017

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Darzu ist erschienen (For this the Son of God appeared)

Steven Devine director
Helen Charlston alto
James Way tenor
Edward Grint bass
Professor Tara Shears guest scientist

Antimatter Matters

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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Thu 21 Dec 2017

Saffron Hall

Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio, parts 1, 2, 3 & 6

Stephen Layton conductor
Helen Charlston soprano
Laurence Williams bass-baritone
Anna Dennis soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage – Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days!

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Fri 22 Dec 2017

St John's Smith Square

Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio

Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage – Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days!

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Sat 23 Dec 2017

St John's Smith Square

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Polyphony

We join forces with Polyphony for Handel’s visionary, ecstatic Messiah.

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Sat 6 Jan 2018

Kings Place

In the beginning… The Creation

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Haydn The Creation

Ádám Fischer conductor
Charlotte Beament soprano
James Way tenor
James Newby bass

Make Haydn’s Creation your first concert of 2018 with this intimate New Year performance at Kings Place. 

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS: Stories of Old

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Henry Purcell

Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old with the evocative English music of Henry Purcell, to entertain your musical children aged 2 to 5.

Bring your clapping hands, singing voices and bouncing feet and meet the instruments of the orchestra.

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Kings Place

Bach, the Universe and Everything

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Bach Lobe den Herrn, meine Seele (Praise the Lord, my soul)

Steven Devine director
Charlotte Beament soprano
Nicholas Pritchard tenor
James Newby bass
Professor Helen F Gleeson guest scientist

Time and Vision

There’s a focus on time as our Sunday morning series helps launch Kings Place’s Time Unwrapped programme.

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Sun 14 Jan 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS: Stories of Old

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Henry Purcell

Keep your youngest music lovers captivated with OAE TOTS, a magical introduction to orchestra. This year we travel back in time to enjoy stories of old with the evocative English music of Henry Purcell, to entertain your musical children aged 2 to 5.

Bring your clapping hands, singing voices and bouncing feet and meet the instruments of the orchestra.

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Sat 3 Feb 2018

Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford

Marin Alsop and Nicola Benedetti

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Beethoven Symphony No. 4
Beethoven Violin Concerto

Marin Alsop conductor
Nicola Benedetti violin

Nicola Benedetti’s first appearance with us.

A musician always confounding expectations, violinist Nicola Benedetti performs with us for the first time in this concert.

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