Handel's London Rival | Choral Music by Giovanni Bononcini

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Handel's London Rival | Choral Music by Giovanni Bononcini

The Choir of The Queen’s College and the Academy of Ancient Music join forces to explore the choral works of Giovanni Bononcini. Bononcini was Handel’s main rival in London, and the pair were known as Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee by their contemporaries! Given how glorious his works for choir and orchestra are, it is surprising that Bononcini has now fallen into obscurity. We seek to remedy this state of affairs with tonight’s concert, and we’re thrilled that several of the works will receive their first performance in modern times.

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Rowan Pierce — soprano
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Esther Brazil — mezzo-soprano
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Helen Charlston — mezzo-soprano
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Guy Cutting — tenor
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Giles Underwood — bass
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Owen Rees — director
Concert details
Bononcini When Saul was king over us
Bononcini Ave maris stella
Bononcini Laudate pueri
Bononcini Te Deum in D major
Rowan Pierce soprano
Esther Brazil mezzo-soprano
Helen Charlston mezzo-soprano
Guy Cutting tenor
Giles Underwood bass
Owen Rees director
Choir of Queens College, Oxford
Academy of Ancient Music
Concert dates
SJE Arts, Oxford
Saturday, 19 June 2021 | 7.00pm
Tickets: £5.00 - £30.00