Emma Kirkby / The London Handel Players

Saturday, 30 June at 7.30 pm

These are archived details from 2007 – current details are also available.

Emma Kirkbysoprano
Adrian Butterfieldviolin/director
Rachel Brownflute/recorder
Oliver Webberviolin
Clare Salamanviolin
Peter Collyerviola
Katherine Sharmancello
Peter Buckokeviolone
Laurence Cummingsharpsichord

Telemann Double Concerto for Violin & Flute
Handel ‘Sweet Bird’ from L’Allegro
‘Il volo’ from Riccardo Primo
Bach Concerto for 3 Violins in D major
Gluck ‘Dance of the Blessed Spirits’
Vivaldi Violin Concerto in D major
Bach Cantata: Non sa che sia dolore (BWV20)

This programme features outstanding examples of works by some of the greatest composers of the 18th Century. The 5-movement Telemann contrasts energetic fast movements with tender, pizzicato-accompanied slow ones; the Bach Triple gives each soloist a chance to shine, and the rarely performed Vivaldi provides exciting opportunities for pyrotechnic display. Handel’s ‘Sweet Bird’ and Bach’s secular Italian cantata provide the perfect vehicle for the artistry of Emma Kirkby and Rachel Brown.

Tickets:£20£15£10 (unreserved)

This concert has been generously sponsored by Mrs Peggy Reid in memory of her late husband Ian, for many years treasurer of Stour Music and a director of the Stour Festival Company.