The Alchemist

The Alchemist

Music by Handel and his contemporaries

Join us on 27 August as we welcome back by popular demand the Convivio ensemble with The Alchemist, a dazzling evening of Baroque music by Handel and his contemporaries…

Convivio performing to a sell-out Bath Recitals’ audience at St Michael’s in August 2021

This promises to be an evening of sublime baroque instrumental music performed by the eight piece Convivio ensemble which consists of some of the UK’s top young period instrument players.

‘The best concert I have ever been to’

Audience member at Bath Recitals, June 2022


The Alchemist was the first of Handel’s works to be performed in England, turned into incidental music for Ben Jonson’s Alchemist in 1710.

The concert also features Concertos and Sinfonias by Handel’s contemporaries, Vivaldi, Telemann, Hasse and Fasch

The Alchemist: Music by Handel and his contemporaries

Saturday 27 August, 7:30pm
St Michael’s Church, Broad Street, Bath, BA1 5LJ

Handel: The Alchemist Suite
Fasch: Sonata in F Minor
Hasse: Oboe Concerto in F Major
Handel: Sinfonia in B flat
Vivaldi: Sinfonia in G
Telemann: Concerto for 2 oboes, bassoon and strings in D Minor