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Format: 2020-01-29
Format: 2020-01-29
  • 16 November 2019 - 7:30pm
    Masters of the Baroque - Handel's Dixit Dominus and JS Bach's Magnificat
    Amanda Babington, Baroque In The North, Hayley Swanton, James Berry, John Powell, Lorna Day, Michael Gibson, Stephanie Poropat, The Tatton Singers
    St John's Parish Church Knutsford WA16 6DH
    United Kingdom

    The choir is delighted to welcome back Baroque In The North (formerly known as The Northern Baroque Sinfonia) to present Handel’s early choral masterpiece and one of Bach’s most exuberant, joyful works. Last time these period-instrument players joined us (Bach’s Mass in B minor in 2015) was a real highlight. No doubt this, too, will be a very special concert

    Dixit Dominus
    George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
    Magnificat in D
    Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
  • 16 November 2019 - 10:30am
    Workshop for Singers - Sing Mexican baroque choral gems with Jagoba Fadrique
    St Botolph without Bishopsgate London EC2M 3TL
    United Kingdom

    Did you know that choir practice is healthier than yoga?

    If you are an amateur singer passionate about classical music with some prior experience of choral performance, treat yourself to an uplifting workshop on 16 November in the atmospheric Baroque surroundings of St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate's Church, and come and see what this feel-good choral craze is all about – it's the perfect opportunity to exercise and socialise!

    In celebration of the 2019 quatercentenary of Mexican Baroque composer Juan García de Zéspedes (ca. 1619–1678), this one-day workshop will explore a selection of Zéspedes' works alongside others by his fellow Choirmasters at the Puebla Cathedral in Mexico where he was maestro de capilla: Gaspar Fernandes, Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla and Antonio de Salazar. This varied programme of small-scale works will comprise texts in Spanish, Latin, Creole (and Náhuatl!).

    You’ll be amazed how quickly you can learn a new piece with the help of our friendly conductor Jagoba Fadrique - one of the UK's most sought-after Spanish singers and specialist Hispanic choral directors. In the UK Fadrique has collaborated with the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Coro Cervantes (with whom he is currently Associate Conductor), and with many of Spain's leading choral ensembles, as well as Early music groups such as the Schola Gregoriana of Cambridge. Appearances include some of the UK's most prestigious venues, including St John’s Smith Square, Wigmore Hall and the Globe. His performances have been broadcast on the BBC, RTVE, RNE, KBS (Korea), NPO (Holland) and he has recorded for numerous labels, including Signum Records, RTVE Música, and NB Musika.

    Juan García de Zéspedes Ay que me abraso | Convidando está la noche | Hermoso amor que forxas | Salve Regina
    Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla Ah, siolo Flasiquiyo | Las estrellas se ríen | Stabat Mater | Versa est in luctum
    Gaspar Fernandes Magnificat | Tleycantimo Choquiliya | Un relox a visto Andrés | Xicochi conetzintle
    Antonio de Salazar Guarda la fiera | Missus est Gabriel | O vos Omnes | Oigan un vejamen

    Jagoba Fadrique conductor

    Organised by Iberian and Latin American Music Society as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and Lacock Courses

  • 16 November 2019 - 7:00pm
    Lacock Scholars - Zéspedes 400: Choral Treasures of the Mexican Baroque
    Greg Skidmore, The Lacock Scholars
    St Botolph without Bishopsgate London EC2M 3TL
    United Kingdom

    The city of Puebla in Mexico was founded in 1531, and by the 17th century had become a cultural jewel in the Spanish colonial crown. Initially, the music at Puebla's famous cathedral was led by composers brought to Mexico from Spain and Portugal, such as Gaspar Fernandes or the famous Juan Gutiérrez de Padilla, who had already developed a career in Spain before arriving in Puebla in his early 30s, in 1622. Under his leadership the musical establishment there reached its zenith, and into this flourishing environment was born Puebla's native Mexican maestro, Juan García de Zéspedes (1619 – 1678).

    Join us for a colourful concert of Mexican Baroque choral treasures performed by the UK's premier amateur consort, The Lacock Scholars, in celebration of Zéspedes's 400th birthday. Conducted by Greg Skidmore, one of the country's leading specialist performers of Renaissance polyphony, the group will present a selection of Zéspedes' works alongside others by his fellow Choirmasters at the Puebla Cathedral, and selected Spanish Renaissance masterworks that were also an integral part of Zéspedes' repertoire. The concert will be in the characteristic Lacock Scholars style; seamless and without applause, allowing you to approach the music on your own terms, surrounded by the magnificent architecture of one of east London's hidden gem Baroque churches, St Botolph-without-Bishopsgate.

    Ticket includes a complimentary glass of Spanish wine and the chance to mingle and meet the musicians after the performance!

    Organised by Iberian and Latin American Music Society as part of Echoes Festival 2019 in collaboration with the Instituto Cervantes and Lacock Courses, with the kind support of Ribera del Duero

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