Sat 20Apr2019

Harmonia Sacra - English Domestic Sacred Music

The Old Baptist Chapel, Off Church Street, Tewkesbury

6pm

Kate Fawcett (violin), Henrik Persson (cello), Martin Perkins (keyboard)

with Hannah Grove (soprano)

On the Saturday of the Easter weekend, enjoy reflective music by Purcell, Humfrey, Handel and others including works from the Harmonia Sacra collections, with instrumental music from the period.

Kate Fawcett and Martin Perkins revived the original Musical and Amicable Society, founded in Birmingham in 1762, as a collective of professional period-instrument specialist musicians. Known for the clear quality and agile nature of her voice, Hannah Grove has a particular affinity for the repertoire of the Renaissance and Baroque eras, working with period instrumentalists such as the Academy of Ancient Music and the Corelli Orchestra.

Programme

Henry Purcell
Evening Hymn: ’Now that the sun hath veiled his light’ (Harmonia Sacra, 1693)

John Weldon
‘Blessed by the Lord my Strength’ (Divine Harmony, 1716)

Robert Tailour
Psalm 130: ‘Out from the deep’ (Sacred Hymns, 1615)
Psalm 103: ‘Pure light of soule’ (Sacred Hymns, 1615)

John Pixell
Psalm 23 ‘The Lord my Pasture shall Prepare’ (Odes, Cantatas, Songs, &c. op. 2, 1775)

George Frederic Handel
Violin Sonata in A major HWV 361
‘Süße Stille, sanfte Quelle’, HWV 205 (Nine German Arias)
‘In den angenehmen Büschen’, HWV 209

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