Friday, 6 November 2015

Baroque and Roll - Can you Handel it?


More concert excitement follows thick and fast on the blog this week, as we encourage you to come down on Wednesday evening and enjoy a performance of Baroque music, some of it from very rare printed music in the Chetham's Library's collections, in the medieval splendour of the Baronial Hall.

Time: 17.30, Wednesday 11 November 2015
Place: Baronial Hall at Chetham's
More, and Tickets 


The Baronial Hall - but fear not, there will be seats!

Our Dr Martyn Shaw, the presiding scholar and musician for the project, tells us:
"This concert forms part of Chetham’s English Baroque Project 2015, in association with The Early Music Shop and Chetham’s Library. The concert will feature chamber-music works by celebrated English composers including Thomas Arne (1710-1778), Charles Avison (1709-1770) and the adopted Englishman George Frideric Handel (1685-1759).


Daniel Purcell deciding Venus is the 'suitest' of the planets ...
"Also included in the concert will be performances of music from the Halliwell Philips Collection, housed at Chetham’s Library.  Highlights include virtually unknown cantata works by Henry Purcell’s brother, Daniel Purcell (1664-1717), and by Henry’s son, Edward Purcell (1689-1740).

"The performance takes place in the atmospheric setting of Chetham's 600 year old Baronial Hall. Parts of the evening's programme will later be taken to Greenwich International Early Music Festival."