Saturday 19 February 2022 7:30PM

Carolyn Sampson soprano; Tim Mead countertenor; Arcangelo

Bach, Handel and Vivaldi


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This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval


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  • Carolyn Sampson soprano
  • Tim Mead countertenor
  • Arcangelo
  • Jonathan Cohen director

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
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden BWV1083
        • (based on Pergolesi)

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