Monday 7 February 2022 7:30PM

London Handel Players

Bach and Hoffmann


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Change of Artist
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Daniel Taylor (countertenor) is unfortunately no longer able to take part in the above concert. We are grateful to Helen Charlston (mezzo-soprano) for stepping in as a replacement. The programme remains unchanged.


  • London Handel Players
  • Julia Doyle soprano
  • Helen Charlston countertenor
  • Charles Daniels tenor
  • Matthew Brook bass-baritone
  • Adrian Butterfield director
  • Oliver Webber violin I
  • Dominika Fehér violin I
  • Naomi Burrell violin II
  • Nicola Cleary violin II
  • Rachel Byrt viola
  • Juan Manuel Quintana viola da gamba
  • Gavin Kibble cello, viola da gamba
  • Katherine Sharman cello
  • Cecelia Bruggemeyer double bass
  • Silas Wollston harpsichord, organ
  • Jonas Nordberg lute
  • Rachel Brown flute
  • Katy Bircher flute
  • Maria Filippova flute
  • Leo Duarte oboe, oboe d'amore
  • Molly Marsh oboe, oboe d'amore
  • Darren Moore trumpet
  • Stephen Keavy trumpet
  • Peter Mankarious trumpet
  • Ben Hoffnung timpani

Bach’s Cantata No. 198 is a secular work mourning the loss of Christiane Eberhardine, wife of the Elector of Saxony, and first performed in Leipzig in 1727. Dating from 1736, Cantata No. 206 celebrates the birthday of her son, Augustus III of Poland. Preceding these in tonight’s programme is an aria now attributed to Melchior Hoffmann (c.1696/7-1715) but formerly attributed to Bach himself, and probably forming part of a lost cantata composed for a funeral service.

  • Supported by CAVATINA Chamber Music Trust
  • Melchior Hoffmann (c.1679-1715)
      • Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde BWV53
  • Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
      • Lass, Fürstin, lass noch einen Strahl BWV198
  • Interval
  • Johann Sebastian Bach
      • Schleicht, spielende Wellen BWV206

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