Saturday 19 February 2022 7:30PM

Carolyn Sampson soprano; Tim Mead countertenor; Arcangelo

Bach, Handel and Vivaldi


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Change of Programme
The programme for this concert has changed slightly and will now be as below.


  • Carolyn Sampson soprano
  • Tim Mead countertenor
  • Arcangelo
  • Jonathan Cohen director, piano
  • Michael Gurevich violin
  • Louise Ayrton violin
  • Jane Gordon violin
  • Tuomo Suni violin
  • Beatrice Philips violin
  • Rebecca Jones viola
  • Jonathan Manson cello
  • Tim Amherst double bass
  • Emmanuel Laporte oboe
  • Katie Lewis oboe
  • Joe Qiu bassoon
  • Thomas Dunford lute

With two exceptional singers in attendance, a programme centred on three leading Baroque composers. Written during the 1720s, Handel’s Latin motet is an admired example of his luscious vocal writing. Though its date is unknown, the Vivaldi cantata on an Arcadian theme seems likely to have been written in his later years. The two singers join in Bach’s motet, a parody of Pergolesi’s celebrated Stabat Mater probably made around 1745-7.

  • Supported by the Rubinstein Circle
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • Silete venti HWV242
      • Concerto Grosso in F Op. 3 No. 4 HWV315
  • Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
      • Cessate, omai cessate RV684
  • Interval
  • Antonio Vivaldi
      • Concerto for 2 violins in A minor Op. 3 No. 8 RV522 'L'estro armonico'
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV1083
        • (based on Giovanni Battista Pergolesi)

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