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

Featuring an entirely Baroque programme, Ensemble Marsyas, under the director and founder, Peter Whelan, will cover works by Handel, Barsanti, Arne and Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie. This innovative ensemble has steadily built a reputation for vital performances and imaginatively researched repertoire, much of it brought to modern attention for the first time.

Capturing the Scottish New Year celebration – Hogmanay, Ensemble Marsyas’ program will feature a collection of Old Scots Tunes interspersed with Traditional Baroque repertoire by Handel including his Concerto in F for 2 horns, a bold piece to begin the celebrations into 2020.

  • 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 Op. 5 No. 4
  • 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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