Tuesday 14 July 2015 7:30PM

Arcangelo; Jonathan Cohen director, harpsichord, organ; Samuel Boden tenor; Thomas Walker tenor; Stéphane Degout baritone

Couperin, Blow and Charpentier

Additional notes

Change of Programme
The programme for this concert has been amended from previously advertised and will now be as listed below.


  • Arcangelo
  • Jonathan Cohen director, harpsichord, organ
  • Samuel Boden tenor
  • Thomas Walker tenor
  • Stéphane Degout baritone

Arcangelo, inspired by Jonathan Cohen’s visionary artistic leadership, has injected fresh energy and panache into the performance of Baroque music. The ensemble’s approach is informed by a deep understanding of the emotional language and expressive rhetoric of works from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, focused here on Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s intense settings of the Lamentations of Jeremiah.

The programme draws on the jaw-dropping virtuosity of the players and their ability to work in consort as chamber musicians. Arcangelo is joined by the internationally acclaimed French baritone Stéphane Degout, among the most versatile artists of his generation, Samuel Boden, a seasoned performer of lyric works of the French Baroque, and fine British tenor Thomas Walker.

  • François Couperin (c.1631-1712)
        • Le Parnasse, ou L’apothéose de Corelli
  • John Blow (1648-1708)
        • An Ode on the Death of Mr Henry Purcell
  • Interval
  • Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704)
        • Première leçon de ténèbres du mercredi H120
        • Seconde leçon de ténèbres du mercredi H138
        • Troisième leçon de ténèbres du mercredi H123

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