Performers include:
Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
Consone Quartet
Jam Orrell viola
Lynda Sayce lute and theorbo

Stimulation for the mind, nourishment for the soul… This four-concert series in the breathtaking surroundings of Syde Manor pays tribute to Johann Sebastian Bach’s favoured Leipzig coffee house, where he led regular musical gatherings – the original Coffee Concerts – throughout the 1730s.

In an intimate concert setting, the incomparably brilliant, charismatic Iranian-American harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani opens the series with the Goldberg Variations, followed with music by Buxtehude, Albinoni and Erlebach as well as plenty more Bach. Mezzo-soprano Dame Sarah Connolly brings this special weekend to a close with a special guest appearance.

Supported by Sir Michael and Lady McWilliam

Saturday programme

3pm: Gardens open / pre-concert drinks

4pm: Concert I
JS Bach – Goldberg Variations

6pm: Dinner

7.30pm: Concert II
Jan Adam Reincken – Sonata Prima
JCF Bach – Sonata in A for cello from the ‘Musicalisches Vielerley’
Johann Rosenmüller – Sonata Settima a 4
JS Bach – Sonata in A minor BWV 965
JS Bach – Concerto in A, BWV 1055

Ticket Information

This is the Day Ticket for performances and dinner on Saturday 30 June 2018 only. Please click below for other ticket options:

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Syde Manor

Directions to this venue will be emailed to bookers of the Music Festival concert weekend prior to the event.

The venue is 10 miles south of Cheltenham.

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