Baronial Baroque: French baroque project

  • Wednesday 7 March 2018 - 5.30pm
  • Baronial Hall
  • £6 (£5)

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  • A programme of French chamber and cantata works, performed by Chetham's students and staff
  • CHARPENTIER Te Deum
    Prelude

    RAMEAU Pièces de Clavecin en Concerts
    La Marais
    La Cupis
    Tambourins

    HOTTETERRE Suite in D major Op. 2, No. 1
    Prelude
    Allemande. La Royalle
    Sarabande. La d'Armagnac
    Gavotte. La Meudon
    Rondeau. Le Duc d'Orleans

    MARAIS Piéces en Trio: Suite No. 1 in C major
    Prelude
    Sarabande
    Menuet
    Rondeau

    MONTÉCLAIE Ariane et Bachus
    Recit
    Air
    Recit
    Simphonie
    Air
    Air. Tendrement
    Recit
    Air gay

Chetham’s students perform baroque repertoire on period instruments, in the intimate surroundings of Chetham’s Baronial Hall, dating from 1421. Directed by Dr Martyn Shaw, the School’s baroque ensembles perform regularly at the Royal Greenwich Early Music Festival and in Huddersfield, Manchester and Saltaire.

2018 marks 350 years since the birth of the French composer Francois Couperin (1668-1733). Chetham’s School of Music are delighted to team up with the Early Music Shop for the fourth consecutive year, along with Windstruments and Powell-Buffet-Crampon, to mark this occasion with a project of dynamic music from the French Baroque. Alongside recitals, project members will learn to engage with period instruments, develop a stylistic awareness of the genre, and share this knowledge with local school children through Chetham’s flourishing outreach department.

Dr Martyn Shaw, together with Christopher Orton and Helen Francis, directs Chetham’s students through works by some of the French-Baroque masters including Couperin, Rameau, Marais and Hotteterre. In this concert,  Chetham’s musicians will perform a programme of French chamber and cantata works in the school’s historic Baronial Hall.

In association with The Early Music Shop and Windstruments

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