Monday 30 December 2019 7:30PM

Ensemble Marsyas; Peter Whelan director; Katie Bray mezzo-soprano; Alec Frank-Gemmill horn; Joe Walters horn

Baroque Hogmanay – Music from the Edinburgh Musical Society

Booking information

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This concert is part of CAVATINA U25s, a free ticket scheme for young people aged 8-25 years old. Please call the Box Office on 020 7935 2141 and quote “CAVATINA U25s” to book.


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


Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.

  • Ensemble Marsyas
  • Peter Whelan director
  • Katie Bray mezzo-soprano
  • Alec Frank-Gemmill horn
  • Joe Walters horn

Under the direction of founder Peter Whelan – ‘as exciting a live wire as Ireland has produced in the world of period performance’ (The Irish Times) – the flexible Edinburgh-based ensemble has steadily built a reputation for vital performances and imaginatively researched repertoire, much of it brought to modern attention for the first time.

The ensemble performs a Baroque Hogmanay programme focussing focusing on the Lucca-born, sometime Edinburgh resident Francesco Barsanti (1690-1775).

  • Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie (1732-1781)
        • Overture in C Op. 1 No. 2
  • Thomas Arne (1710-1778)
      • Artaxerxes
        • Water parted from the sea
        • Amid a thousand racking woes
  • George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
        • Trio Sonata in G HWV399
  • Francesco Barsanti (1690-1772)
        • Concerto grosso in D Op. 3 No. 3
      • A Collection of Old Scots Tunes
        • Dumbarton's Drums
        • Ettrick Banks
        • Corn riggs are bonny
        • The Bush aboon Traquair
  • George Frideric Handel
      • Arianna in Creta HWV32
        • Qual leon
  • Interval
  • George Frideric Handel
        • Concerto in F for 2 horns HWV331
      • Amadigi di Gaula HWV11
        • Pena tiranna
      • Radamisto HWV12
        • Son contenta di morire
  • Francesco Barsanti
      • A Collection of Old Scots Tunes
        • Lochaber
        • The Birks of Envermay
        • Logan water
  • George Frideric Handel
      • Alcina HWV34
        • Verdi prati
        • Sta nell'Ircana pietrosa tana
  • Francesco Barsanti
        • Concerto grosso in D Op. 3 No. 5

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