Baroque Masterpieces

(from Germany and England)

Friday 11th November 2022 at 8.00 pm 

St Mary's Church, Old Amersham

Iain Ledingham (Director/Organ)

Charlotte Edwards (Violin)

  • BACH  Violin Concerto in E major

  • HANDEL  Organ Concertos 

  • BOYCE  Symphony No. 5 in D major

  • HANDEL  Water Music Suite in F major

Sponsored by Clinimed (Holdings) Ltd and Mr and Mrs N Piercey

An evening of 18th century Baroque splendour with a strong English connection.  Handel spent a large part of his long creative life in England and the splendid Water Music Suites were composed at the request of King George I for music for a concert on the River Thames.  The F major Suite is gloriously scored for strings, woodwind and two French horns.

Handel composed many Italian operas for London theatres and subsequently his magnificent series of oratorios in English were a great success with the English public.  Performances of these works were often interspersed with organ concertos in which Handel displayed his virtuosity and inventiveness.  We feature two of these delightful works in this programme.

 

Handel’s younger contemporary, William Boyce, went on to become Master of the Kings Music in 1755 and Organist of the Chapel Royal in 1758.  We are performing his exuberant and melodious Symphony in D Major.

Our distinguished leader, Charlotte Edwards, will perform Bach’s radiant Concerto in E major, one of his best-loved works.

Tickets: £22 (reserved), £16 (reserved), £11 (unreserved), £5 (students)

 

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