Mahan Esfahani harpsichord
Dame Sarah Connolly mezzo-soprano
James Orrell violin
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
10am: Gardens open
11am: Concert III
Tommaso Albinoni – Trio Sonata Op. 1 No
JS Bach – Capriccio in B BWV 992
JS Bach – Concerto in F minor BWV 1056 for harpsichord and strings
Jean-Baptiste Lully / Dietrich Buxtehude – from the ‘Ballet de l’Impatience’
Philip Erlebach – Ouverture Suite in D
3pm: Concert IV
JS Bach – Cantata Widerstehe doch der Sünde BWV 54
JS Bach – Cantata Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust BWV 170
JS Bach – Cantata Ich habe genug BWV 82
Plus solo harpischord works by d’Anglebert
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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