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Thu 18 Apr 2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Trial by Jury

Annette Isserlis, viola
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Gilbert and Sullivan Overture from The Gondoliers
Gilbert and Sullivan Selection of songs from The Yeoman of the Guard, The Pirates of Penzance, The Mikado, HMS Pinafore and Ruddigore
Gilbert and Sullivan Trial by Jury

John Wilson Conductor
Simon Butteriss The Learned Judge
Louise Alder Angelina
Rob Murray Edwin
Simon Bailey Counsel for the Plaintiff
Michael Craddock Usher

The feel good hit of the 1870s.

Gilbert and Sullivan’s Trial by Jury was the Mamma Mia! of the 1870s, running for hundreds of performances and touring as far as the USA and Australia.

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Fri 19 Apr 2019

St John's Smith Square

Bach’s St John Passion

Katharina Spreckelsen, Co-Principal oboe
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Bach St John Passion

Stephen Layton conductor
Polyphony
Nick Pritchard Evangelist
Neal Davies Jesus
Rowan Pierce soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Ruairi Bowen tenor
Ashley Riches bass

Stephen Layton, one of Britain’s greatest choral conductors, gathers together some of London’s finest singers to perform Bach’s St John Passion, considered by many to be even more emotional and dramatic than the St Matthew Passion. A Good Friday matinee concert.

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Sun 28 Apr 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – A World of Magic

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Be transported to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute. Experience an enchanting story by Hazel Gould, and learn how music can conjure magic to help our heroes and heroines live happily ever after.

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Mon 29 Apr 2019

Old Queens Head, Islington

The Night Shift – Islington

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We can’t do pub gigs without a regular trip back to the gorgeous shabby-chic surroundings of this Islington pub, where none other than Jude Law once came to see us play.

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Fri 3 May 2019

Wiltshire Music Centre, Bradford-on-Avon

Bach: Three Suites

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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Concerto for oboe d'amore
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1

Margaret Faultless director/ violin
Katharina Spreckelsen oboe d'amore
Katy Bircher flute

Bach achieved a perfect balance of pleasure and precision with his set of Orchestral Suites. After years in the service of various church employers, he let loose with a bit of Gallic flair, trying his hand at writing in various styles of French dance music.

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Fri 10 May 2019

The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Bach: Toutes Suites

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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

Margaret Faultless violin/ director
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

The balance of pleasure.

Order and moderation versus rebellion and pleasure. Battling forces at the heart of us, in between which lies that elusive ideal we call happiness.

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Tue 14 May 2019

Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Bach: Toutes Suites

David Blackadder, principal trumpet
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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

Margaret Faultless violin/ director
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

Bach and the balance of pleasure.

Order and moderation versus rebellion and pleasure. Battling forces at the heart of us, in between which lies that elusive ideal we call happiness.

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Thu 16 May 2019

Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Bach: Toutes Suites

David Blackadder, principal trumpet
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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

Margaret Faultless violin/ director
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

The balance of pleasure.

Order and moderation versus rebellion and pleasure. Battling forces at the heart of us, in between which lies that elusive ideal we call happiness.

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Sat 18 May 2019

Cadogan Hall

Bach’s Mass in B Minor

David Blackadder, principal trumpet
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Bach B Minor Mass

Joanna Tomlinson conductor
Miriam Allan soprano
Roderick Morris countertenor
Greg Tassell tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Constanza Chorus

In its tenth birthday celebration concert, the dynamic Constanza Chorus is joined by us for a performance of Bach’s masterpiece, the Mass in B Minor.

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Sun 19 May 2019

Warsaw Philharmonic Concert Hall

Bach: Toutes Suites

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Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 1
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 2
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 4

Margaret Faultless director/ violin
Lisa Beznosiuk flute

The balance of pleasure.

Order and moderation versus rebellion and pleasure. Battling forces at the heart of us, in between which lies that elusive ideal we call happiness.

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Wed 22 May 2019

Civic Theatre

Ian Bostridge

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Purcell Overture, arias and dances from The Fairy Queen
Blow Suite from Venus and Adonis
Purcell Suite from King Arthur

Ian Bostridge tenor

World-renowned tenor Ian Bostridge joins us to sing music from Purcell’s best-loved opera, The Fairy Queen.

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Fri 24 May 2019

NOSPR, Katowice

Ian Bostridge

Max Mandel, Co-Principal Viola
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Purcell Overture, arias and dances from The Fairy Queen
Blow Suite from Venus and Adonis
Purcell Suite from King Arthur

Ian Bostridge tenor

World-renowned tenor Ian Bostridge joins us to sing music from Purcell’s best-loved opera, The Fairy Queen.

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Wed 29 May 2019

Palau de la Musica, Valencia

States of Independence

Camilla Morse-Glover, cello, Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme
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Strauss Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Vladimir Jurowski conductor
Alina Ibragimova violin

The definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

We round off our Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness season with the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

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Fri 31 May 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

States of Independence

Camilla Morse-Glover, cello, Ann and Peter Law OAE Experience Scheme
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Elgar Serenade for Strings
Strauss Violin Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 2

Vladimir Jurowski Conductor
Alina Ibragimova Violin

The definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

We round off our Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness season with the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty.

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Thu 20 Jun 2019

The Anvil, Basingstoke

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with Rachel Podger

Rachel Podger
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Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Corelli Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op. 6, No 3
Manfredini Concerto Grosso in G major Op.3 No. 7
Geminiani Concerto in G minor, Op. 3 No. 2
Vivaldi Concerto for lute in D major

Rachel Podger violin/ director

They may be familiar, but Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are miracles of invention, wit and excitement.

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Fri 21 Jun 2019

St George's, Bristol

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, with Rachel Podger

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Vivaldi The Four Seasons
Corelli Concerto Grosso in C minor
Manfredini Concerto Grosso in G major
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in G minor
Vivaldi Concerto for lute in D major

Rachel Podger violin

They may be familiar, but Vivaldi’s Four Seasons are miracles of invention, wit and excitement.

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Tue 25 Jun 2019

The George Tavern

The Night Shift – Whitechapel

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It’s more classical music, minus the rules, at our favourite ancient boozer in Whitechapel.

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Fri 28 Jun 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Missa Solemnis

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Beethoven Mass in D

David Hill  conductor
Sarah Fox soprano
Catherine Wyn-Rogers mezzo-soprano
Toby Spence tenor
Roderick Williams bass
The Bach Choir

We perform Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Bach Choir.

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