Musick in Manchester
Nov
2
7:30 PM19:30

Musick in Manchester

Manchester Baroque Seaon 2019-20 Opening Concert

275th anniversary of the first Manchester subscription series concert, 1744/45 

The reconstruction of the 1744/45 concertseries represents part of a current researchproject being undertaken by Dr. Pauline Nobes, Artistic Director of Manchester Baroque.

Based on a uniquely detailed and what appears to be a scholarly and accurate transcript of a set of accounts of the first ever concert-giving activity in Manchester, this concert series proposes to reconstruct the 16 subscription concerts which took place between November 2nd, 1744 and August 20th, 1745. These accounts, written in a small “cyphering” account book dated Nov. 1st 1744, were published a hundred years later (in 1844) by a gentleman journalist John Harland.

There will be a free pre-concert talk on Manchester Musick given by Pauline Nobes at 6pm in St Ann's Church.

© Prof. Dr. Pauline H. Nobes

Tickets Available via Eventbrite.

The Musick in Manchesterconcert series is part of a research project currently being undertaken by Dr. Pauline Nobes, Artistic Director of Manchester Baroque who will lead performances of the entire 1744/45 series in forthcoming concerts.

Tickets for concerts at St Ann’s Church are priced from £5 to £20 with discounts on some tickets for the over 65s, young people and the unwaged. Tickets for the performance of Handel’s Messiah at Manchester Cathedral are priced from £10 to £25.

Season Tickets covering all five concerts are available guaranteeing the best available seats for a discounted price of £92 by emailing manchesterbaroque@gmail.com.

Programme

George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759) Overture to Ottone (1722) Arrangement by Handel for solo harpsichord

George Frideric Handel ‘Falsa imagine, m’ingannasti’, from Ottone

George Frideric Handel Concerto grosso in G major, Op. 3 No.3 (1734)

Maurice Greene (1696 – 1755) Spenser's Amoretti (1739)

Carlo Tessarini (1690 – after 1766) Sonata in F major, Op.2 No.1 (c. 1736) Solo flute and basso continuo

Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1713) Trio Sonata in A major, Op.1 No.3 (1681)

INTERVAL

Arcangelo Corelli Concerto Grosso in F major, Op.6 No.2 (1714)

Richard Jones (d. 1744) Suite V from Suites or Setts of Lessons for the Harpsichord (1732)

Georg Frederick Handel 'Tornami a vagheggiar' from Alcina (1735)

Arcangelo Corelli Trio Sonata in D major, Op 2 No.1 (1685)

Pietro Guiseppi Boni (d. ca. 1750) Solo Sonata No. 3 in E minor (1730)

Carlo Tessarini Concerto a Cinque III in G major (1734)

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Manchester's Messiah
Nov
30
7:30 PM19:30

Manchester's Messiah

Saturday 30th November is the day before the beginning of Advent and for many, a performance of Handel's Messiah is an esstential part of the pre-Christmas period. 

In the first concert in what we intend to be a long term collaboration, Manchester Baroque in partnership with Manchester cathedral will perform Handel's Oratorio Messiah with a full orchestra and choir. Conductor: Christopher Stokes, Orchestral Leader: Pauline Nobes.

Like all Manchester Baroque concerts, this will be on orignal eighteenth century instruments or modern replicas, performed at the pitch and with the scale of ensemble that Handel might have recognised.

Tickets available via Eventbrite.

Tickets for concerts at St Ann’s Church are priced from £5 to £20 with discounts on some tickets for the over 65s, young people and the unwaged. Tickets for the performance of Handel’s Messiah at Manchester Cathedral are priced from £10 to £25.

Season Tickets covering all five concerts are available guaranteeing the best available seats for a discounted price of £92 by emailing manchesterbaroque@gmail.com.

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Concertos from Many Nations
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

Concertos from Many Nations

This concert will be a celebration of concertos of the Baroque period from throughout Europe, featuring old and new favourites for oboe, strings and harpsichord. The programme will include JS Bach’s Third Brandenburg Concerto and his Concerto for Oboe and Strings as well as works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Sammartini and two Concertos Comiques by Michel Corrette.

Tickets available via Eventbrite.

Tickets for concerts at St Ann’s Church are priced from £5 to £20 with discounts on some tickets for the over 65s, young people and the unwaged. Tickets for the performance of Handel’s Messiah at Manchester Cathedral are priced from £10 to £25.

Season Tickets covering all five concerts are available guaranteeing the best available seats for a discounted price of £92 by emailing manchesterbaroque@gmail.com.

Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1759) Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (BWV 1048)

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767) Concerto in B minor (TWV 33:A1) 

Michel Corette (1707 – 1795) Concerto Comique Op. 8 No.2, L’Allure

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) Oboe concerto in D minor (RV454)


INTERVAL

Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1701 – 1775) Concerto grosso in C major, Op.8 No.4 

Michel Corette Concerto Comique Op. 8 No.19, La Turque et la Confession

Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for oboe and violin BWV 1060

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Intimate Notes
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Intimate Notes

A concert of chamber music masterpieces from the late Baroque. In celebration of 325 years since the birth of JS Bach, we present a programme including works for the two most popular wind instruments of the Baroque period, recorder & flute. The concert includes Bach’s timeless Partita for solo flute and his exuberant French Suite No. 6 for solo harpsichord alongside colourful works by Bach’s great colleague and close friend Georg Philipp Telemann.

Tickets available via Eventbrite.

Tickets for concerts at St Ann’s Church are priced from £5 to £20 with discounts on some tickets for the over 65s, young people and the unwaged. Tickets for the performance of Handel’s Messiah at Manchester Cathedral are priced from £10 to £25.

Season Tickets covering all five concerts are available guaranteeing the best available seats for a discounted price of £92 by emailing manchesterbaroque@gmail.com.

Programme

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1759) Partita in A Minor for solo flute (BWV 1013) 

Del Sign. Detri (18 th century) Sonata in C Minor 

Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767) Sonata a tre in A Major TWV 42

INTERVAL

Johann Sebastian Bach French Suite No.6 in E Major (BWV 817)

Georg Philipp Telemann Sonata in B Minor (TWV 40:104 )

Johann Joachim Quantz (1697 – 1773) Trio Sonata in C Major (QV2:Anh.3)

Chris Orton (recorder), Martyn Shaw (Baroque flute)

Heather Bills (Baroque cello), Harvey Davies (harpsichord)

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Spanning the Channel
Jul
18
7:30 PM19:30

Spanning the Channel

The Concerto Grosso, Passacaglia and Fugue are all well-known forms of Baroque music. In our concert, Spanning the Channel,we celebrate the international language of music bringing together music of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This summer’s programme sees the beginning of Manchester Baroque’s complete series of Handel’s Op.6, 12 Concerti Grossi.

Tickets available via Eventbrite.

Tickets for concerts at St Ann’s Church are priced from £5 to £20 with discounts on some tickets for the over 65s, young people and the unwaged. Tickets for the performance of Handel’s Messiah at Manchester Cathedral are priced from £10 to £25.

Season Tickets covering all five concerts are available guaranteeing the best available seats for a discounted price of £92 by emailing manchesterbaroque@gmail.com.

Programme

George Frideric Handel (1685 - 1759) Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6 No. 1

Georg Muffat (1653 - 1704) Passacaglia in G minor 

Arcangelo Corelli (1653 - 1717) Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op. 6 No. 3 

INTERVAL

Unico Wilhelm, Count van Wassanaer (1692 - 1766) Concerti Armonici No. 5 in F minor 

Jan Pieterszoon Sweelink (1562 - 1621) Hexachord Fantasia (1612)

Georg Muffat Armonico Tributo No. 5 in G major 

Harvey Davies (harpsichord/chamber organ), 

Pauline Nobes (director and Baroque violin)



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An Evening of Baroque Concertos
Feb
9
7:30 PM19:30

An Evening of Baroque Concertos

Manchester Baroque's debut concert with an evening of spectacular music by Corelli, Vivaldi and Bach directed by Polly Nobes. This concert is part of ‘The Music That Made Manchester’ Series, more information below.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite, please click here.

Full Price £10, Students £3 (ID required)

Fancy listening to some of the music we will be playing? Click here to hear our playlist, performed by a selection of our favourite artists!

The Music that Made Manchester

Saturday February 9th 2019 marks the launch of Manchester Baroque, a new musical group for Manchester. It also marks the launch of a project to re-create the 1744/5 concert series of Manchester’s “Musick”, perhaps the earliest documented classical music series performed in the city.  Over the next two years Manchester Baroque will explore the repertoire of Manchester Musick’s  programmes  of 1744/5.

The  launch concert takes place at 7.30 pm in St. Ann’s Church in the City Centre and will comprise of music by Vivaldi, Corelli, all ending with Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto Number 5.

This is a fitting way to start the life of Manchester Baroque, Manchester’s newest ensemble dedicated to playing on original instruments.

Manchester Baroque is committed to bringing new insights and ideas to this old music, the performance of which prefigures the growth of the great industrial city Manchester was to become.

 To learn more about Manchester Baroque, Manchester Musick’s 1744/5 programme, the research being undertaken by Artistic Director, Pauline Nobes or to speak with her, please contact us via the website.

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