Chamber Orchestra Anglia – A Bite of Bach for Lunch in Norwich from July

Chamber Orchestra Anglia – A Bite of Bach for Lunch in Norwich from July 8

Chamber Orchestra Anglia (COA) is presenting JS Bach’s complete works for solo violin and cello in a series of lunchtime concerts at the Church of St John Maddermarket, Norwich starting with Cello Suite No. 1 and Violin Sonata No. 3 at 1.15pm on Wednesday, July 8.  The concert series is being promoted in partnership with The Churches Conservation Trust and Maddermarket Theatre.

The full programme of concerts is as follows:
Wednesday, July 8 Cello Suite No. 1 and Violin Sonata No. 3
Wednesday, July 15 Violin Sonata No.1 and Cello Suite No. 6
Wednesday, September 9 Violin Partita No. 3 and Cello Suite No. 2
Wednesday, September 16 Violin Sonata No. 1 and Cello Suite No. 4
Wednesday, October 7 Violin Sonata No. 2 and Cello Suite No. 3
Wednesday, October 14 Cello Suite No. 5 and Violin Partita No. 2

All concerts begin at 1.15pm and are approximately 45 minutes long. Tickets are £9 with light lunch from 12.30pm in the Maddermarket Theatre Bar. Concert only tickets (on the door) are £6.  To book concert and light lunch tickets contact Maddermarket Theatre box office t. 01603 620917 or buy online at www.maddermarket.co.uk.

The Bach series will be performed by Simon Smith, COA Artistic Director, violin and Katherine Jenkinson, COA Principal Cellist. www.chamberorchestraanglia.co.uk

Simon Smith is an outstanding violinist who has performed extensively as a soloist with the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. He has also appeared as a soloist in China, Russia and the USA and will soon be recording a CD of solo violin music for Resonus. He has been leader of COA since its inception in 2001 and became Artistic Director in 2014.
Since her Wigmore Hall debut in 2004, Katherine Jenkinson has appeared as a soloist throughout Europe and Asia. She is a member of the Aquinas Piano Trio and has been COA principal cellist since 2005.

Simon Smith COA Artistic Director said: “I would like to thank The Churches Conservation Trust and Maddermarket Theatre for their support in helping us stage this Bach series. St John Maddermarket is a wonderful venue and is going to be an exciting first for the musicians, as we have never performed the Bach side by side like this.”

For more information about The Churches Conservation Trust and Church of St John Maddermarket, Norwich NR2 1DS, see www.visitchurches.org.uk.

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

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