Musica Poetica

Join us for Baroque Tales and cocktails!

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

Franz Tunder: 
Salve coelestis pater & An Wasserflüssen Babylon

Heinrich Biber: 
Sonata Representiva

Louis-Nicolas Clérambault: 
La Mort d’Hercule

Jean-Philippe Rameau: 
3-ième Concert, Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts

George Frederic Handel: 
Rejoice Greatly (from Messiah) & The Harmonious Blacksmith

Henry Purcell: 
Fairest Isle, King Arthur

Richard Leveridge: 
3 Comic Songs

Francesco Cavalli: 
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.

Musica Poetica

“An early-instrument ensemble of exceptional quality.”
Opera Britannica

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.