Academy of Ancient Music: Handel and Heroes

16 November 2012 / 19:00
St George's Hanover Square

£8 - 25

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C Gibbons Fantasia the fourth Š 3 in D minor
C Gibbons Organ Pieces
Locke Suite from The Little Consort
Blow Suite in A minor for harpsichord
Purcell Ground in D minor
C Gibbons Organ Pieces
C Gibbons Fantasia the seventh Š 3 in F major
Handel Trio Sonata Op 2 No 3

Academy of Ancient Music
Richard Egarr
chamber organ & harpsichord
Pavlo Beznosiuk violin
Cecilia Bernardini violin
Mark Levy bass viol
Stephen Farr church organ

Join the AAM for events celebrating Handelís London. The afternoon begins with a guided tour of Handel House, Handelís home from 1723 until his death in 1759, and where he composed some of the greatest music in history including Messiah, Zadok the Priest and Music for the Royal Fireworks.

Handel worshipped for many years at the nearby church of St Georgeís, Hanover Square, where Sir Nicholas Kenyon will give an exclusive talk exploring how Handelís musical world can be Ďrediscoveredí through original instruments.

Sir Nicholas has recently published the Faber Pocket Guide to Bach. He is Managing Director of the Barbican Centre, and has been Controller of BBC Radio 3 and Director of the BBC Proms. He has written on music for The New Yorker, The Times and The Observer.

The evening closes with a performance celebrating the array of fine composers active in London, who shaped the music of the city before Handel arrived: Christopher Gibbons and John Blow held positions at Westminster Abbey; Matthew Locke served at the Chapel Royal; and the music of Henry Purcell echoed throughout the pubs, theatres and courts of the city.

6 - 7pm Pre-concert talk
Discussion with Sir Nicholas Kenyon

5 - 6pm Tour
Tour of Handel House
Tickets £8
Please note only ticket-holders for the evening concert will be able to book a place on the tour. To book your place please contact the Box office on 020 7638 8891.

4 - 5pm Open Rehearsal
A chance to hear the AAM rehearse the music for the evening concert.

This event is part of:
Academy of Ancient Music 2012Ė2013


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