Andreas Scholl

Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer tour of South Korea.

The English Concert
Harry Bicket director/harpsichord
Andreas Scholl countertenor
Mark Bennett trumpet

Handel ‘Arrival of the Queen of Sheba’ from Solomon
Handel ‘When the Sun on yonder Hills’ from Solomon
Purcell Airs & Dances from King Arthur, Z.628 (including songs: “What power art thou” and “Fairest isle”)
Boyce Symphony No. 2 in A major
Handel ‘Such haughty Beauties’ from Saul, HWV 53
Handel ’Eternal source of light Divine’ from Ode for the Birthday of Queen Ann
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Handel Concerto Grosso Op. 3, No. 2
Purcell ‘By Beauteous Softness Mixed with Majesty’ from Ode for the Birthday of Queen Mary
Avison Concerto Grosso No. 9 in C (after Domenico Scarlatti)
Handel ‘Through the Nations’ from Esther
Purcell Sonata for Trumpet in D
Handel ‘O Lord whose mercies numberless’ from Saul, HWV 53
Purcell ‘Sound the trumpet’ from Birthday Ode for Queen Mary

Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer tour of South Korea with the one of the world’s greatest countertenors Andreas Scholl, featuring celebratory music from two of England’s finest exports, Purcell and Handel.


*Please note that this concert was originally publicized in our season brochure for Friday 25th May 2018 but will now take place on Saturday 26th May 2018.

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Saffron Hall, Saffron Walden

Quick on the heels of our Shakespeare celebration in East Asia last season, we return with a summer tour of South Korea with the one of the world’s greatest countertenors Andreas Scholl, featuring celebratory music from two of England’s finest exports, Purcell and Handel.

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