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Sat 22 Dec 2018

St John's Smith Square

Christmas Oratorio

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Bach Christmas Oratorio, Parts 1, 2, 3, 4 & 6

Katherine Watson soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Choir of Trinity College, Cambridge

Jauchzet, frohlocket, auf, preiset die Tage – Celebrate, rejoice, rise up and praise these days!

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Sun 23 Dec 2018

St John's Smith Square

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Katherine Watson soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Gwilym Bowen tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Stephen Layton conductor
Polyphony

We join forces with Polyphony for Handel’s visionary, ecstatic Messiah.

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Thu 10 Jan 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Barbara Strozzi – Star of Venice

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Barbara Strozzi Canto di belle bocca
Barbara Strozzi Le tre Grazie à Venere
Barbara Strozzi Silentio nocivo
Barbara Strozzi L'Amante modesto op 1
Barbara Strozzi Pace Arrabbiata, op 1
Barbara Strozzi Lagrime mei op 1
Barbara Strozzi È pazzo il mio core
Claudio Monteverdi Ballo: Volgendo il ciel
Claudio Monteverdi Il Ballo delle Ingrate

Christian Curnyn conductor
Mary Bevan soprano

Barbara Strozzi was famed throughout 17th century Venice for her glorious voice and artistry, ‘la virtuosissima cantatrice’ of the city state.

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Sun 13 Jan 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

OAE TOTS – A World Around Us

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Marvel at Bach’s wondrous music and follow the orchestra on a whirlwind voyage through our universe. While listening to Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto no.1, gaze up at the sun, the stars and the moon, and get a closer look at our fellow creatures on this planet.

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Tue 22 Jan 2019

St. John's Co-Cathedral, Malta

Bach’s St Matthew Passion

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Bach  St Matthew Passion 

Julia Doyle soprano
Charlotte Shaw soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Ciara Hendrick mezzo-soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Tom Robson tenor
James Newby baritone
Dingle Yandell bass
John Butt director
Choir of the Age of the Enlightenment

We perform Bach’s St Matthew Passion as part of Valetta International Baroque Festival in the magnificent surroundings of St Johns Co-Cathedral. 

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Sat 26 Jan 2019

Durham Cathedral

Handel’s Messiah

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Handel Messiah

Steven Devine director
Rowan Pierce soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Durham Choral Society

We launch Durham Vocal Festival with Handel’s Messiah in extraordinary Durham Cathedral.

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Sun 27 Jan 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe & Everything
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Bach Jesu, nun sei gepreiset – ‘Jesus, now be praised’ BWV41

Charlotte Shaw soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons

The Mystery of ‘Oumuamua

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

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Mon 4 Feb 2019

Royal Festival Hall, London

Love and Duty, with Magdalena Kožená

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Mozart Symphony No. 40
Gluck O del mio dolce ardor from Paride ed Elena
Gluck Dance of the Furies from Orphée et Eurydice
Mozart Giunse alfin il momento - Al desio di chi t'adora from The Marriage of Figaro
Haydn Scena di Berenice
Gluck Di questa cetra from Il Parnaso confuso
Mozart Deh per questo istante from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Parto, Parto from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Giunse il momento al fine...Non tardar amato bene from The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Voi che sapete from The Marriage of Figaro

Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano
Giovanni Antonini conductor

Songs from the heart with international opera star Magdalena Kožená.

Magdalena Kožená is one of the world’s biggest opera stars. In this rare solo UK appearance, hear her sing some of the music she’s become famous for – sublime opera arias by Mozart and Gluck.

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Wed 6 Feb 2019

Zaryadye Hall

Love and Duty, with Magdalena Kožená

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Mozart Symphony No. 40
Gluck O del mio dolce ardor from Paride ed Elena
Gluck Dance of the Furies from Orphée et Eurydice
Mozart Giunse alfin il momento - Al desio di chi t'adora from The Marriage of Figaro
Haydn Scena di Berenice
Gluck Di questa cetra from Il Parnaso confuso
Mozart Deh per questo istante from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Parto, Parto from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Giunse il momento al fine...Non tardar amato bene from The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Voi che sapete from The Marriage of Figaro

Giovanni Antonini conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Songs from the heart with Magdalena Kožená.

Can you enjoy all three of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or do you have to compromise? We explore this question with sublime arias by Mozart and Gluck, sung by Czech soprano Magdalena Kožená.

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Sat 9 Feb 2019

İş Sanat Culture Center

Love and Duty, with Magdalena Kožená

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Mozart Symphony No. 40
Gluck O del mio dolce ardor from Paride ed Elena
Gluck Dance of the Furies from Orphée et Eurydice
Mozart Giunse alfin il momento - Al desio di chi t'adora from The Marriage of Figaro
Haydn Scena di Berenice
Gluck Di questa cetra from Il Parnaso confuso
Mozart Deh per questo istante from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Parto, Parto from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Giunse il momento al fine...Non tardar amato bene from The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Voi che sapete from The Marriage of Figaro

Giovanni Antonini conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Songs from the heart with Magdalena Kožená.

Can you enjoy all three of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or do you have to compromise? We explore this question with sublime arias by Mozart and Gluck, sung by Czech soprano Magdalena Kožená.

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Wed 13 Feb 2019

Théâtre des Champs-Elysées

Love and Duty, with Magdalena Kožená

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Mozart Symphony No. 40
Gluck O del mio dolce ardor from Paride ed Elena
Gluck Dance of the Furies from Orphée et Eurydice
Mozart Giunse alfin il momento - Al desio di chi t'adora from The Marriage of Figaro
Haydn Scena di Berenice
Gluck Di questa cetra from Il Parnaso confuso
Mozart Deh per questo istante from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Parto, Parto from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Giunse il momento al fine...Non tardar amato bene from The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Voi che sapete from The Marriage of Figaro

Giovanni Antonini conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Songs from the heart with Magdalena Kožená.

Can you enjoy all three of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or do you have to compromise? We explore this question with sublime arias by Mozart and Gluck, sung by Czech soprano Magdalena Kožená.

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Fri 15 Feb 2019

Grand Theater of Provence

Love and Duty, with Magdalena Kožená

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Mozart Symphony No. 40
Gluck O del mio dolce ardor from Paride ed Elena
Gluck Dance of the Furies
Mozart Giunse alfin il momento - Al desio di chi t'adora from The Marriage of Figaro
Haydn Scena di Berenice
Gluck Di questa cetra from Il Parnaso confuso
Mozart Deh per questo istante from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Parto, Parto from La clemenza di Tito
Mozart Giunse il momento al fine...Non tardar amato bene from The Marriage of Figaro
Mozart Voi che sapete from The Marriage of Figaro

Giovanni Antonini Conductor
Magdalena Kožená mezzo-soprano

Songs from the heart with Magdalena Kožená.

Can you enjoy all three of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? Or do you have to compromise? We explore this question with sublime arias by Mozart and Gluck, sung by Czech soprano Magdalena Kožená.

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Sat 23 Feb 2019

Assembly Rooms, Bath

Bath Bachfest

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Bach Orchestral Suite No.1
Bach Sinfonia to Cantata BWV42
Bach Violin Concerto in E major
Bach Orchestral Suite No.2
Bach Concerto for two violins in D minor

Margaret Faultless director/ violin
Michael Gurevich violin
Rodolfo Richter violin
Rachel Beckett flute

With a team of well-known soloists, we perform some of Bach’s finest orchestral works: two of the colourful Suites, a tuneful Sinfonia, a familiar Violin Concerto, and the sublime Concerto for two violins.

Part of Bath Bachfest.

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Sun 24 Feb 2019

Purcell Room

OAE TOTS – A World of Celebration

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Sometimes you need to stop exploring, and have a party! And who better to lead us than Handel, whose Water Music was written for a festival on the Thames. Come and dance to his foot-tapping tunes and celebrate the glorious sound of the OAE’s period instruments.

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Sun 24 Feb 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

Bach, the Universe & Everything
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Bach Wie schön leuctet der Morgenstern ‘How Beautifully Gleams the Morning Star’ BWV1

Rowan Pierce soprano
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Dr Emma Chapman

Cosmic Dawn

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

The music

Bach wrote this cantata when he was very busy – he produced six in one month while he was writing St John Passion. This one is more flamboyant than many, with the violins getting the chance to shine.

The science

How did the universe emerge from its dark ages after the Big Bang? Dr Emma Chapman tells us about her work researching early stars.

Our very own Sunday service is a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science. There is no better way to start a Sunday morning.

In partnership with the Institute of Physics.

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Fri 1 Mar 2019

Glyndebourne

Agreed

Image: Katie Ponder
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Howard Moody Agreed

A brand new opera is to be premiered on Glyndebourne’s main stage in March 2019 featuring our musicians, a cast of professional singers, and a chorus drawn from the local community and Glyndebourne Youth Opera.

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Sat 2 Mar 2019

Glyndebourne

Agreed

Image: Katie Ponder
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Howard Moody Agreed

A brand new opera is to be premiered on Glyndebourne’s main stage in March 2019 featuring our musicians, a cast of professional singers, and a chorus drawn from the local community and Glyndebourne Youth Opera.

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Sun 3 Mar 2019

Glyndebourne

Agreed

Image: Katie Ponder
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Howard Moody Agreed

A brand new opera is to be premiered on Glyndebourne’s main stage in March 2019 featuring our musicians, a cast of professional singers, and a chorus drawn from the local community and Glyndebourne Youth Opera.

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Sat 16 Mar 2019

Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall

Brahms Piano Concerto no.1

Brahms Piano Concerto
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Schumann Konzertstück for Four Horns
Schumann Symphony No.4
Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1

Sir András Schiff conductor/ piano

Written 22 years apart, Brahms’ only piano concertos are snapshots of his life. The first is youthful, raw and expressive; the second is mature, structured and wiser. Both embody radical ideas of the 19th century, when revolution was in the air and artists joined political movements to overturn the old order.

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Sun 17 Mar 2019

Kings Place Hall One

Bach, the Universe & Everything

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Bach Cantata: Es reisset euch ein schrecklich Ende ‘A Terrible End Shall Sweep You Away‘. BWV90

Ciara Hendrick alto
James Way tenor
Jonathan Brown bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Lewis Dartnell speaker

Hunting for Aliens

Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.

The music

With its uncompromising title, this theatrical cantata opens with an anguished tenor aria and remains one of the most furious and intense of the collection.

The science

Is there life on other worlds? We close our season with a look at the latest research in astrobiolology – the search for extraterrestrial life.

Our very own Sunday service is a place to bond with music lovers and revel in the wonders of science. There is no better way to start a Sunday morning.

In partnership with the Institute of Physics.

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