Bath Bach Festival

‘The greatest musical work of art of all times and nations’ (Hans Nägeli), heralds our return to the ancient Roman spa town of Bath following our performance at last season’s Mozart festival. It is astounding to think that such a work can have gone unheard in its complete form for 100 years after Bach’s death.

The English Concert
The Erebus Ensemble
Harry Bicket director/organ/harpsichord
Lucy Crowe soprano
Anna Harvey alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Ashley Riches bass-baritone

Bach B Minor Mass BWV 232

‘The greatest musical work of art of all times and nations’ (Hans Nägeli), heralds our return to the ancient Roman spa town of Bath following our performance at last season’s Mozart festival. It is astounding to think that such a work can have gone unheard in its complete form for 100 years after Bach’s death.

Season Highlights
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Wigmore Hall, London

From Haydn’s first minor key symphony and the intensity of CPE Bach, to Mozart’s imaginative and playful Piano Concerto No. 13, this programme embodies the inventive spirit of the classical masters.

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Barbican, London

Following the successes of Radamisto, Theodora, Alcina, Hercules and Orlando, The English Concert continues their Handel opera-in-concert series with Rinaldo.

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Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

‘…refreshingly direct and impactful, with The English Concert, nestled either side of the stage, and its director Harry Bicket lending classy baroque accompaniment. Morris cleverly uses the 18th‐century auditorium’s intimacy and dry acoustic to draw us in; I felt an active part of the events unfolding in front, above and around me. Perhaps the cheers and whoops at the end suggested others...

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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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