Wednesday 8th July 2015Handel, Scarlatti and Lotti 
Et In Arcadia Ego
Exciting new group Concentus VII presents a programme which pairs well known cantatas by G.F. Handel from his early years in Italy with lesser known masterworks by Scarlatti and Lotti, complemented by instrumental sonatas. The group's self-titled first CD has just been released, to great critical acclaim. It will be available for purchase on the day.
Emily Atkinsonsoprano
Belinda Pauloboe & recorder
Louise Stricklandrecorder
Amelie Addisonvioloncello
Martin Kniziaharpsichord
Friday 10th July 2015Telemann and CPE Bach 
Music fit for a king
The Sweelinck Ensemble presents a programme of music written for and performed at the Royal Palaces in Berlin and Paris. Works include a selection of the very popular Telemann's Paris Quartets and sonatas by CPE Bach.
Jenny Thomasflute
Philip Yeelesviolin
Ian Gammieviola da gamba
Vanessa Coodeviola da gamba
Martin Kniziaharpsichord
Wednesday 15th July 2015Mattheson, Ganspoeckh, Aldrovandini and others 
Forgotten treasures
This programme explores rarely performed pieces for the rarely played instrument: the viola d'amore. Once a very popular instrument, celebrated for its broad range and warm tone, this instrument takes centre stage again with works by Mattheson, Ganspoeckh, Aldrovandini and others.
Daniela Braunviola d'amore
Hazel Brooksviola d'amore
Vanessa Coodeviola da gamba
Martin Kniziaharpsichord
Friday 17th July 2015J.S. Bach 
Famous Bach concertos
The Sweelinck Ensemble performs some of the best loved concertos by J.S. Bach, including his Violin Concerto in E major, Double Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, Harpsichord Concerto in F minor, and Concerto for oboe d'amore in A minor.
Hazel Brooksviola d'amore
Geoffrey Coatesoboe
Martin Kniziaharpsichord
Saturday 18th July 2015Monteverdi, Schütz and others 
From Dresden to Venice
This programme explores works by Claudio Monteverdi and his contemporaries and those by Heinrich Schütz, who travelled to Venice twice, in order to learn about the new way of making music. He came back to combine the Italian and German style, creating something entirely unique, earning him the nickname of the father of German church music.
The programme includes Monteverdi's Zefiro torna, Chiome door and Schütz's Es steh' Gott auf and Was betrübst du dich, meine Seele.
Emily Atkinsonsoprano
Jenni Harpersoprano
Benjamin Sansomviolin
Philip Yeelesviolin
Peter McCarthyviolone
Martin Kniziaharpsichord

 

Many of this year's musicians also played in past concerts.

 

All concerts begin at 8pm. Wine and fruit juice after each concert.
Tickets 12, Season tickets 50, Children free,
are on sale at Bridgewood and Neitzert or on the door.