Next Concert: GRAND BAROQUE III Exeter Cathedral – August 28th 2017 at 19.30

GRAND BAROQUE III  in Exeter Cathedral, music of Rosenmüller and Schelle with The Monteverdi String Band, The English Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble and others under Musical Director JanJoost van Elburg.

A  stunning baroque programme  of lesser known,  but nonetheless spectacular, choral music from 17th and 18th centuries.

Tickets on sale from Exeter Cathedral Box Office now.

GRAND BAROQUE lll features the choral music of Johann Rosenmüller and Johann Schelle, both well known  in C17th Leipzig as highly accomplished musicians and composers. Their names were well  known across Europe, better even than one of Schelle’s successors as Kantor in Leipzig’s famous Thomaskirche, one J S Bach. While the music of JSB now dominates much of the baroque repertoire, that of Rosenmüller & Schelle is equally inventive and thrilling.

Rosenmüller – Magnificat

Schelle – Lobe den Herrn

Rosenmüller – Dixit Dominus

Schelle – Vom Himmel kam

Supporting works by Zelenka, Kuhnau, Pachelbel, Vierdanck and  Rosenmüller

Director : JanJoost van Elburg

The BEMP choir under their principal director JanJoost van Elburg will present Rosenmüller ‘s Magnificat and Dixit Dominus together with Schelle’s  Lobe den Herrn and Vom Himmel Kam der Engel schar interspersed with instrumental interludes.  The choir will be working with a veritable ‘who’s who’ of internationally renowned early music specialists, including  the Monteverdi String Band, the English  Cornett and Sackbut Ensemble,  trumpets, timpani, full bass continuo and  eight soloists invited from the country’s top vocal ensembles including the Tallis Scholars, the Sixteen, Gabrieli Consort, Orlando Consort, Tenebrae, Musica Secreta, Stile Antico etc…..

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