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
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 Anne


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.

Season Highlights
Barbican, London

Uniting some of Handel’s greatest music with all-star casts, directed by Artistic Director Harry Bicket and with our virtuosic orchestra in full flight, it is an unmissable event. With Ariodante and Rinaldo in most recent seasons, now comes the turn of Semele; a tale of adultery and revenge amongst Gods.The English ConcertHarry Bicket director/harpsichordBrenda Rae SemeleElizabeth...

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Wigmore Hall, London

All three are based on the favourite chorale of the time, Veni redemptor gentium (as translated by Luther). Despite the chorale’s medieval origins, BWV 61 shows the influence of the avant-garde French Ouverture. In BWV 62 he turns to Vivaldian concerti for inspiration, while in BWV 36 the ancient tune is knitted into the very genetic heart of the music. In each case the results are joyous in their...

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St John's Smith Square, London

His skilful crafting of the Messa per il Santíssimo Natale, with double choirs and such variety of colour and texture, is enough to leave us searching the archives for even more treasures.The English ConcertChoir of The English ConcertLaurence Cummings director/organCecilia Osmond sopranoRebecca Outram sopranoHelen Charlston altoNick Pritchard tenorMarcus Farnsworth baritoneScarlatti Messa per il...

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Wigmore Hall, London

Muffat moves his own chess pieces in his quest to unite the styles of France, Italy and Germany, while Bach offers one of his timeless masterpieces. Christian Curnyn returns to direct the orchestra with much-loved repertoire.The English ConcertChristian Curnyn director/harpsichordNadja Zwiener violinTuomo Suni violinHandel Concerto Grosso in D Op.6, No.5 HWV 323Purcell Suite from Dioclesian Z627Bach...

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