May 4th MISSA SUPERBA: TICKETS ON SALE

Tickets are available now at  Oxboffice  for the next exciting concert Missa Superba in our 2015 series.  We are delighted to be welcoming Andrew Parrott as guest director for this project which will feature a first performance in 300 years of Missa Superba by Johann Kerll, a composer and teacher very well known in mid to late  C17th Vienna,  loyally supported in his work by Emperor Leopold I.  Kerll’s music and compositional skill was admired  – and copied- by composers much more familiar today,  including JS Bach and Handel. There will be a full supporting programme of works by other composers associated with Vienna at the time, accompanied by a band of violins, sackbuts and continuo.

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GRAND BAROQUE 2: AUGUST 31st 2015 EXETER CATHEDRAL

GRAND BAROQUE 2 is on Monday August 31st at 7.30 in Exeter Cathedral under principal director JanJoost van Elburg and will feature spectacular baroque works by  Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber, Missa Alleluia a 36  and Vespers a 32  with a full supporting programme.  Blackdowns Early Music Projects singers will work with soloists from the country’s top ensembles (Tallis Scholars, the Sixteen, Gabrieli Consort, Orlando Consort, Stile Antico…), The Monteverdi String Band, His Majestys Sagbutts and Cornetts, trumpets, drums…. Tickets will go on sale in May.  This spectacular event follows our Cathedral debut in August 2013 – read the review of Grand Baroque 1 and listen to short clips of the music.

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