Musica Poetica are bringing their unique take on music from the flamboyant Baroque era to Bath on 26 August. Find out what they will be playing in Baroque Tales.
Musica Poetica are bringing a fantastic programme of familiar and less familiar music from 17th and 18th century Europe: From France with the music of Rameau and Clérambault; to Italy with Cavalli, to Germany with Tunder and to England with the music of Purcell and Handel.
Saturday 26 August 2017
Old Theatre Royal, Orchard Street, Bath
Salve coelestis pater & An Wasserflüssen Babylon
La Mort d’Hercule
3-ième Concert, Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts
George Frederic Handel:
Rejoice Greatly (from Messiah) & The Harmonious Blacksmith
Fairest Isle, King Arthur
3 Comic Songs
La Calisto, Scenes 1 & 2
What is more, Musica Poetica will perform on period instruments – fascinating to look at and beautiful to listen to. Including violin, viola da gamba and harpsichord, these instruments will support the solo soprano and bass-baritone vocals.
“An early-instrument ensemble of exceptional quality.”
Musica Poeticahave a growing reputation for energetic and engaging performances of repertoire from Monteverdi to Mozart., they have been praised for their “constantly upbeat brilliance and dynamism”. Throughout 2017 they have been based at the historic location of St Sepulchre-without-Newgate in Holborn for a series of nine concerts entitled Tunder’s World.
The focus of the concerts has been to explore the magical world of this 17th century German composer who lived and thrived through a period of great musical change – and he even has an asteroid named after him!
Hear some of Tunder’s music as part of Baroque Tales on 26 August!
Remember – your ticket includes a complimentary Baroque-themed cocktail with canapés to ensure our summer musical party goes off with a swing.