Concerts

Season 2021-22 on sale – six superb concerts of glorious Early Music

SATURDAY 23rd OCTOBER 2021, 4.30pm and 7.30pm, St Cecilia’s Hall

Concerto Caledonia – Corelli’s Legacy in Scotland
On their Grand Tours through France to Italy, many young men of the Scottish aristocracy met Arcangelo Corelli, and some had lessons from him. Concerto Caledonia explores music by – and inspired by – the great Italian composer.

SATURDAY 27th NOVEMBER 2021, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church

La Serenissima – Tartini’s 251st: Virtuoso Violin Music and The Devil’s Trill
Giuseppe Tartini, the great composer and violinist, died 251 years ago aged 79 leaving a legacy of virtuoso violin pieces. La Serenissima explores his violin sonata repertoire including the best known of all, the stunning Devil’s Trill.

SATURDAY 18th DECEMBER 2021, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church

Bach Players – A Musical Offering
On their final tour after 25 years of recreating baroque music on period instruments, the Bach Players perform Bach’s masterpiece A Musical Offering and music by his friend Buxtehude.

SATURDAY 8th JANUARY 2022, 4.30pm and 7.30pm, St Cecilia’s Hall

Sofie Vanden Eynde and Déborah Cachet – La Chambre Bleue: ‘Musique précieuse’ in the Parisian salons
In the early 17th century the Marquise de Rambouillet ran a salon in her Parisian home where men and women of literature, wit and fashion were entertained. Composers featured will include Charpentier, Lambert, Marais and St Colombe.

SATURDAY 19th FEBRUARY 2022, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church

Florilegium – Haydn London Symphonies arranged by Salomon
Florilegium perform three of Haydn’s London Symphonies arranged by the great musical impresario Johann Peter Salomon for flute and string quartet: No.94 “Surprise”, No.101 “Clock” and No.104 “London”.

SATURDAY 12th MARCH 2022, 7.30pm, St Andrew’s & St George’s West Church

Chelys Consort of Viols and Helen Charlston – Ye Sacred Muses
A programme featuring pieces by the masterful English composer William Byrd written in honour or memory of others, including Ye Sacred Muses (An elegy for Thomas Tallis) and Fair Britain Isle (An elegy for Henry, Prince of Wales).