Bath Recitals launches a Baroque Season of concerts for 2018 on 14 April at St Michael’s Church in Broad Street with a welcome return from the Oxford Bach Soloists and a spectacular evening of Baroque music from the English courts…
Following their recent Christmas Baroque sell-out concert, English Spring Baroque will bring us music by composers such as Henry Purcell and Mathew Cooke alongside some favourites including Handel’s Anthem for the coronation of George II Let thy hand be strengthened as well as John Blow’s uplifting Ode for the coronation of James II Behold O God, our Defender.
The Orchestra of the Oxford Bach Soloists play on period instruments while the singers are from the the next generation of young vocalists.
The Oxford Bach Soloists are conducted by one of the most versatile conductors of his generation, multiple award-winning choral director, Tom Hammond-Davies.
Amongst his many accolades, Tom was awarded 1st prize in the Birmingham Conservatoire Sir Michael Beech Conducting Award and 1st prize in the Three Choirs Festival Conducting Award.
ENGLISH SPRING BAROQUE
Saturday 14 April 7.30pm
St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath
Tickets at £15 – £16 are available now.
Henry ‘Captain’ Cook O Lord, thou hast searched me out
Pelham Humphrey By the Waters of Babylon
Matthew Locke The Oxford Ode
Henry Purcell Remember not, Lord our Offences
John Blow Ode for the coronation of James II Behold O God, our Defender
George Handel Anthem for the coronation of George II Let thy hand be strengthened
Henry Purcell Dido and Aeneus ( excerpts)
Carbonelli Violin Sonata
Henry Purcell O dive custos & Thou knowest, Lord
Henry Purcell Birthday Ode for Queen Mary Come ye Sons of Art (excerpts)