23/11/2018 , 25/11/2018, 29/11/2018
Indulge in a feast of Mozart in a programme that combines his much-loved clarinet concerto and exquisite arias.
From flowing creeks and singing birds to frozen landscapes and warm winter fires, Vivaldi's best-known music conjures up vivid images of the changing seasons.
03/12/2018 , 05/12/2018
Handel’s epic oratorio depicting the birth, life and death of Christ and the eventual triumph of good over evil has held a special place in the Western choral concert calendar since its first performance in Dublin in 1742.
Handel needed a change of fortune in 1740 when his recent opera had flopped, and he turned back to the world of oratorio. Messiah was his sixth of the genre, and caused great controversy by bringing a cathedral choir to join his “club of fiddlers” for the premiere; but with this work he hit gold.
22/12/2018 , 11/01/2019
An essential part of the festive season, Sofi Jeannin and the BBC Singers join us for two performances, giving a complete account of this spell-binding work.
We join Tenebrae and Nigel Short for Bach's monumental and thrilling B minor Mass with its enchanting solo writing, glorious celebratory choruses and trumpet-festooned splendour.