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Tue 25 Sep 2018

CLF Art Cafe (Bussey Building)

The Night Shift – Peckham

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We’ve have managed to squeeze a harpsichord into the CLF using an industrial lift, and got people singing along to Jewish wedding music and South American folk songs. Now we’re returning for a night of brilliant baroque music.

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Sun 21 Oct 2018

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe & Everything
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J.S. Bach Was soll ich aus dir machen (‘How shall I give thee up, Ephraim?’) BWV89

Rowan Pierce soprano
Ciara Hendrick alto
James Newby bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Dallas Campbell speaker

How to Leave the Planet 

Our pioneering series of Sunday morning music and science returns.

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Thu 25 Oct 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Apollo and Daphne

Apollo e Dafne
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Handel Suite from The Alchemist
Manfredini Concerto Grosso Op 3 no. 9
Handel Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.4
Handel Apollo e Dafne

Jonathan Cohen conductor
Katherine Watson soprano
James Newby baritone

Your typical Handel opera has a multitude of characters and runs for more than three hours. With Apollo e Dafne, however, he showed he could also write a short, sharp, enjoyable two-hander.

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Fri 26 Oct 2018

Zuiderstrandtheater

Apollo and Daphne

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Handel Suite from  The Alchemist 
Manfredini Concerto Grosso Op 3 no. 9
Handel Concerto Grosso Op.6 No.4
Handel  Apollo e Dafne 

Jonathan Cohen conductor
Katherine Watson soprano
James Newby baritone

Your typical Handel opera has a multitude of characters and runs for more than three hours. With Apollo e Dafne, however, he showed he could also write a short, sharp, enjoyable two-hander.

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Tue 30 Oct 2018

The George Tavern

The Night Shift – Whitechapel

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As the nights draw in, join us in the magnificent candle-lit surroundings of The George Tavern.

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Sat 10 Nov 2018

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Brahms: A German Requiem

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Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Brahms A German Requiem

Marin Alsop conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
James Newby baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

A Requiem for the masses.

To mark Armistice Day, we perform Brahms’ epic German Requiem, the landmark moment in the composer’s career.

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Sun 11 Nov 2018

Royal Festival Hall, London

Brahms: A German Requiem

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Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Brahms A German Requiem

Marin Alsop Conductor
Elizabeth Watts soprano
James Newby baritone
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment

A Requiem for the masses.

To mark Armistice Day, we perform Brahms’ epic German Requiem, the landmark moment in the composer’s career.

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Sun 25 Nov 2018

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe and Everything
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J.S. Bach Herr, wie du willst – ‘Lord, deal with me as Thou wilt’ BWV73

Charlotte Beament soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
James Newby bass
Professor Suzanne Aigrain speaker

Worlds Beyond

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

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Tue 27 Nov 2018

Camden Assembly

The Night Shift – Camden

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The Camden Assembly was once known as The Barfly, which was the kind of place where you could find Pete Doherty and Amy Winehouse duetting together. It’s had a face-lift since those days, but it still hosts gigs by some of the UK’s best up-and-coming bands, and eclectic events, including your favourite classical club night.

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Thu 29 Nov 2018

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Pipedreams

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Handel Overture Alexander's Feast
Telemann Concerto in G for Two Violettas and Strings
Handel Organ Concerto Op.7 No.1
Telemann Concerto in E minor for Flute and Recorder
Handel Sinfonia, Act 1 from Saul
Telemann Concerto for oboe d'amore, viola d'amore and flute in E major
Handel Op. 4 No. 1 in G minor

John Butt Director/Organ

The sounds of the 18th century.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment rarely has more fun than when it’s performing music from the 18th century and letting the unique sounds of its period instruments come to the fore.

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Sat 1 Dec 2018

Trinity College Chapel, Cambridge

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio Parts 1, 2, 3 & 6

Katherine Watson soprano
Robin Blaze countertenor
Ed Lyon tenor
Dominic Sedgwick bass
Graham Ross conductor
Choir of Clare College, Cambridge

From the unbounded joy of the opening chorus, Jauchzet, Frohlocket (Celebrate, Rejoice) to the concluding movements marking the adoration of the Magi, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is a festive treat.

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Mon 3 Dec 2018

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Pipedreams

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Handel Overture Alexander's Feast
Telemann Concerto in G for Two Violettas and Strings
Handel Organ Concerto Op.7 No.1
Telemann Concerto in E minor for Flute and Recorder
Handel Sinfonia, Act 1 from Saul
Telemann Concerto for oboe d'amore, viola d'amore and flute in E major
Handel Op. 4 No. 1 in G minor

John Butt Director/Organ

The sounds of the 18th century.

The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment rarely has more fun than when it’s performing music from the 18th century and letting the unique sounds of its period instruments come to the fore.

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Fri 7 Dec 2018

The Church of Holmen, Copenhagen

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

We return to Denmark to perform Handel’s festive oratorio with the renowned Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir.

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Sat 15 Dec 2018

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel  Messiah 

Miriam Allan soprano
Tristram Cooke counter-tenor
Jeremy Budd tenor
Dingle Yandell bass

We celebrate the 20th anniversary of WMC with an intimate performance of Handel’s ecstatic Messiah.

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Sun 16 Dec 2018

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

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J.S. Bach Sehet, welch eine Liebe - ‘Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us’ BWV64

Rowan Pierce soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Maggie Aderin-Pocock speaker

Engineering for Space

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

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Tue 18 Dec 2018

St George's, Bristol

Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio Parts 1,2,3 & 6

Anna Dennis soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Laurence Williams bass
Steven Devine director/keyboard

From the unbounded joy of the opening chorus, Jauchzet, Frohlocket (Celebrate, Rejoice) to the concluding movements marking the adoration of the Magi, Bach’s Christmas Oratorio is a festive treat.

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Sat 22 Dec 2018

St John's Smith Square

Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Katherine Watson 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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Sun 23 Dec 2018

St John's Smith Square

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Katherine Watson 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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Thu 10 Jan 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Venus Unwrapped – Barbara Strozzi

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Barbara Strozzi Dolcissimo, Silenzio nocivo
Barbara Strozzi Bella Madre, le tre grazie a Venere
Barbara Strozzi Lagrime Mie
Barbara Strozzi Come Puo, non come suolo, Pace Arrabbiata, op 1
Barbara Strozzi Che dolce udire, Canto di belle bocca
Claudio Monteverdi concertante madrigals
Claudio Monteverdi Il ballo delle ingrate

Christian Curnyn conductor

Barbara Strozzi was famed throughout 17th century Venice for her glorious voice and artistry, ‘la virtuosissima cantatrice’ of the city state.

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Tue 22 Jan 2019

St. John's Co-Cathedral, Malta

Bach’s St Matthew Passion

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Bach  St Matthew Passion 

Julia Doyle soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Ciara Hendrick mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Tom Robson tenor
James Newby baritone
Dingle Yandell bass
John Butt director
Choir of the Age of the Enlightenment

We perform Bach’s St Matthew Passion as part of Valetta International Baroque Festival in the magnificent surroundings of St Johns Co-Cathedral. 

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