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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

INTERVAL

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’)
Interval
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.

In this season Arcangelo will perform four concerts at the Wigmore Hall, the first of which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and the others streamed on the Wigmore Hall website. The concert dates are:

 

14 December 2016: J.S. Bach ‘Mourning Cantatas’

Lydia Teuscher  soprano
Alex Potter counter tenor

Andrew Tortise tenor
Thomas Bauer baritone

 

13 January 2017: J.S. Bach Harpsichord Concerti

Kristian Bezuidenhout  harpsichord

5 May 2017: Biber, Schmelzer and Buxtehude
Sophie Gent violin
Jonathan Manson viola da gamba

21 July 2017: Couperin, Clérambault and de Montéclair
Soprano Sophie Junker

Priority booking for May and July 2017 is open until 4 May 2017, and public booking opens on 30 May 2017.

Tour dates:
14th December 2016
Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U 2BP, London, UK
Time: 19:30
13th January 2017
Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U 2BP, London, UK
Time: 19:30
5th May 2017
Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U 2BP, London, UK
Time: 22:00
21st July 2017
Venue: Wigmore Hall, 36 Wigmore Street, W1U 2BP, London, UK
Time: 19:00

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