Wed 23 - Sat 26Feb2022

The 2022 Keble Early Music Festival

Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG

The festival opens with Blackadder Baroque Brass — a completely unique formation of brass instruments never heard before in some stunning new characterful arrangements.  The following evening, the world of French baroque theatre ascends to the organ loft, as Edward Higginbottom presents his own transcriptions of Rameau’s theatre music.  This forms a prelude to Compline by candlelight, sung to plainsong by the Choir of Keble College.  On Friday, Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin directs the BBC Singers in an intriguing programme pairing Renaissance works with contemporary pieces based on them.  This concert will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Three.  For the closing concert, Carolyn Sampson and Roderick Williams star in a performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, featuring the college choir and members of Instruments of Time & Truth.

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