Christmas Baroque

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Event details

Date Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
Time 7:00 pm
Location Southernhay URC, Southernhay, Exeter


Vivaldi – Gloria

J. S. Bach – “Christen, ätzet diesen Tag” (BWV 63, Cantata for Christmas Day)

J. S. Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No.2

A. Corelli – Concerto Grosso in G Minor (Christmas Concerto)

Handel – Excerpts from “Messiah”

Schütz – Hodie Christus Natus Est

Monteverdi – Cantate Domino

Monteverdi – Toccata from L’Orfeo

Lauridsen – O Magnum Mysterium

Cornelius – The Three Kings

Rutter – “What Sweeter Music” & “Il est né le divin Enfant”

Join Exeter Bach Society for the best possible way to kick-start your Christmas with a feast of Baroque favourites from Vivaldi’s uplifting “Gloria” to Corelli’s beautiful “Christmas Concerto” interspersed with favourite christmas carols from John Rutter in their orchestral arrangements.

The concert will also feature excerpts from Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s “Brandeburg Concerto No. 2” played by trumpeter Will Palmer, and Morten Lauridsen’s timeless a capella motet “O Magnum Mysterium”.

Finally, we also pay tribute to Claudio Monteverdi in the 450th anniversary since his birth with “Cantate Domino” – one of his most popular motets for choir – as well as the majestic orchestral Toccata which announces the opening of his revolutionary opera L’Orfeo.

Musical Director: Jonathan Lucas Wood

Leader: Anna Cockroft

Trumpet: Will Palmer

Soprano: Aimee Presswood

Soprano: Josie Walledge

Alto: Juliet Curnow

Tenor: Andrew Henley

Bass: Tim Mirfin

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