Saturday 29 May 2021 7:30PM

Ensemble Marsyas; Louise Alder soprano; Christopher Lowrey countertenor


  • Ensemble Marsyas
  • Louise Alder soprano
  • Christopher Lowrey countertenor

The ensemble’s all-Handel programme brings together two sonatas and a selection of beautiful duets, culminating in the 1708 cantata Amarilli Vezzosa, one of a few cantatas that only survive, unpublished, in manuscripts in the Santini collection at Münster. It tells the story of Daliso and Amaryllis, a shepherd and shepherdess; Amaryllis pledged her love to him but has changed her mind, and Daliso is unhappy at the rejection.

  • We are grateful to Dunard Fund for their generosity to the Hall and for supporting this concert.
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
      • Sinfonia in B flat HWV339
      • Tanti strali al sen mi scocchi HWV197
      • Trio Sonata in G minor HWV393
      • Conservate, raddoppiate HWV185
      • Bassoon Sonata in F Op. 1 No. 11 HWV369 for bassoon and continuo
      • Cantata: Amarilli Vezzosa (Il Duello Amoroso) HWV82