The Bach Players at the Octagon Chapel, Norwich 10 July

The Bach Players at the Octagon Chapel, Norwich
Thursday 10 July 2014 7.30pm

From Venice to Hamburg

‘Seventeenth-century Jazz’
Italian and German music in the ‘Stylus Phantasticus’
works by Schmelzer, Marini, Froberger and others

Unusual music for unusual instruments!

A summer concert of instrumental music presents a fascinating programme exploring seventeenth-century links between Italy and Germany, in the exuberant style known as Stylus Phantasticus.

Many of the composers are not well known, but it is wonderfully imaginative music and you know by now the Bach Players’ knack of putting together marvellous programmes of top quality lesser known works. Nothing dusty or straight-laced here!

It is also a chance to discover the exciting sounds of the cornetto, sackbut and dulcian. The concert has been entitled ‘seventeenth-century jazz’ because in the course of the tutti pieces each instrument also has a virtuosic solo demonstrating the skill of the player and the special sound of the instrument.

Do not miss this uplifting concert, warm sounds and catchy rhythms uniting to create a perfect summer entertainment, with drinks in the Octagon garden at the interval.

Thursday 10 July 2014 7.30 pm

The Octagon Chapel
Colegate
Norwich NR3 1BN

also at St John’s Downshire Hill,
Hampstead, London
Saturday 12 July 2014
8.15 pm

Tickets: £17.50 & £12.50
Students: £5 (on the door only)
Under-18s: free

online, from Ticket Source

or from Prelude Records
25B St Giles Street
Norwich NR2 1JN
phone 01603 628319

and on the door

Bach Players at Octagon Chapel

Thursday 3 October 2013, 7.30 pm
BACH AND HIS RIVALS
Rachel Elliott soprano
Sally Bruce-Payne alto
Simon Wall tenor
Matthew Brook bass
Last year’s concert of audition cantatas by J. S. Bach,
Graupner, and Telemann, is now followed by the same
three composers’ cantatas for 30 January 1724. The
Gospel of the day tells how Jesus, in a boat with his
disciples, calmed the storm. Prepare for an evening of
rough weather!
£17.50, £12.50, £5 students and under-18
family ticket: £40 for 2 adults and up to 3 children.
Tickets are available online at
http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/thebachplayers or from
Prelude Records, St Giles Street, Norwich
Tel 01603 628319

The Bach Players at the Octagon Chapel, Norwich Thursday 18 July 2013 7.30pm

An Italian in Paris
Private music with an Italian flavour, for Louis XIV

Couperin, Lully, Jacquet de la Guerre, Rebel, Clérambault, Duval, Bartolotti, Charpentier

A summer concert of instrumental music presents a fascinating programme exploring the way French composers started to experiment in the Italian style under the influence of Corelli. The formal, rational French style pioneered by Lully was replaced by the more emotional Italian manner.

This programme includes what is claimed to be the very first French Sonata, composed by Charpentier for eight instruments.

You can also discover Élisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre, who had quite a reputation in her lifetime, as a woman composer and harpsichord player, and you will see that this was well deserved.

Do not miss this uplifting concert, warm sounds and catchy rhythms uniting to create a perfect summer entertainment, with drinks in the Octagon garden at the interval.

Tickets: £17.50 & £12.50
Students & under 18: £5

Family ticket: £40 for 2 adults & 3 children

online, from Ticket Source
or from Prelude Records
25B St Giles Street
Norwich NR2 1JN
phone 01603 628319

and on the door