Arcangelo led by “dynamic artistic director Jonathan Cohen” are thrilled to be the first Baroque Ensemble in Residence in the 16-17 Season at Wigmore Hall with a four-concert showcase of “the period instrument ensemble’s gripping artistry” (Wigmore Hall). The concerts are on 14 December 2016, 13 January, 5 May and 21 July 2017.
In the season Arcangelo will perform four concerts. The concerts are:
14 December 2016, 19:30: J.S. Bach ‘Mourning Cantatas’
Lydia Teuscher soprano
Alex Potter counter tenor
Andrew Tortise tenor
Thomas Bauer baritone
Jonathan Cohen and Arcangelo launch their tenure at Wigmore Hall as Baroque Ensemble in Residence with two of JS Bach’s earliest church cantatas, including the touching Actus tragicus, perhaps written in 1707 for the funeral of the composer’s uncle, and Telemann’s equally moving funeral cantata, Du aber Daniel, gehe hin.
The programme also offers a chance for Arcangelo’s ace period-instrument players to shine in the Sixth Brandenburg Concerto, with its warm blend of parts for violas, viole da gamba, cello, violone and harpsichord.
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750):
Cantata: Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV4
Cantata: Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit BWV106
Johann Sebastian Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat major BWV1051
Georg Phillipp Telemann (1681-1767): Cantata: Du aber Daniel, gehe hin TWV4:17
13 January 2017, 19:30: J.S. Bach Harpsichord Concerti
Kristian Bezuidenhout harpsichord
5 May 2017, 22:00: Sonatas by Biber, Schmelzer and Buxtehude:
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704): Sonata No. 6 in C minor from sonatas for violino solo 1681 C143 12’42
Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber (1644-1704): Sonata No. 1 in D minor ‘The Annunciation’ from the Rosary sonatas C90 6’04
Dieterich Buxtehude (1637-1707): Trio Sonata a 2 in A minor buxWV 272 9’16
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680): Sonata No. 3 in G minor from ‘Sonatae Unarum Fidium’ 7’40
August Kühnel (1645-1700): Sonata no. 7 in G major for viola da gamba and continuo (1690) 9’
Johann Heinrich Schmelzer (1620-1680): Sonata No. 4 in D major from ‘Sonatae Unarum Fidium’ 8’50
Sophie Gent violin
Jonathan Manson gamba
Thomas Dunford lute
21 July 2017, 19:00: Couperin, Clérambault and Montéclair
Soloist: Sophie Junker, Soprano
Louis Nicolas Clérambault (1676 – 1749): Léandre et Héro (20’), with soloist: Sophie Junker
François Couperin (1668-1733): Les Nations – La Françoise (23’)
François Couperin (1668-1733): Les Nations – L’impériale (30’)
Michel de Montéclair (1667-1737): Le retour de la paix (15’)
Public booking for December 2016 is open; for January 2017 priority booking opened on 13 October 2016 and public booking will open on 8 November 2016; for May and July 2017 priority booking opened on Thursday 12 January, on Tuesday 19 January for Mailing List Subscribers and public booking on 7 February.Tour dates:14th December 2016Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U 2BP, London, UKTime: 19:3013th January 2017Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U 2BP, London, UKTime: 19:305th May 2017Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U 2BP, London, UKTime: 22:0021st July 2017Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U 2BP, London, UKTime: 19:00
A programme of Mozart and Haydn orchestral and vocal music. More details TBA.
with soloist Anna Lucia Richter (soprano).
Programme details tba
Venue: Milton Court Concert Hall, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS, London, UKTime: 19:30
Baritone Christopher Purves explores the boundless dramatic worlds of George Frederic Handel, in a powerful recital.