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Music for Kings

Friday 13 April, 7.30pm
ST GEORGE’S, Hanover Square
Music for Kings
Purcell King Arthur Suite
Corelli Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 9
Bach Oboe & Violin Concerto in C minor BWV 1060
Rameau Suite from Zoroastre
Handel Dettingen Te Deum HWV 283

SOUTHBANK SINFONIA BAROQUE
ADRIAN BUTTERFIELD director
VOX MUSICA
MICHAEL BERMAN conductor
GARETH JOHN baritone
TOM VERNEY countertenor
JULIAN PERKINS harpsichord & organ

Written for King George II’s return from the Battle of Dettingen in 1743, Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum is a wonderful celebratory work – joyful, dramatic and full of contrasting moods. Alongside this, music from Purcell’s King Arthur, Corelli’s splendid Italian concerto grosso, dances in the French style from Rameau’s late opera Zoroastre and Bach’s beautiful double concerto provide a wonderfully varied tapestry of music of the time.
We welcome back Southbank Sinfonia, an orchestra of outstanding young professionals who recently played to great critical acclaim in the National Theatre’s Amadeus, and chamber choir Vox Musica, alongside talented soloists Tom Verney and Gareth John, winner of the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Award.

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