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

Sunday programme

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

1pm: Lunch

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

Ticket Information

This is the Day Ticket for performances and lunch on Sunday 1 July 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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