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Event 02: Yorkshire Bach Choir

York Minster
Friday 5 July 7:30pm


Please note that online booking is no longer available for this event. Tickets will be available on the door from one hour before the event.


Reserved seating front nave: £25.00
Reserved seating rear nave: £18.00 (concessions £15.00)
Unreserved seating side aisles: £12.00 (students £5.00)

A Roman Arcadian Celebration

Mhairi Lawson, Bethany Seymour sopranos
Yorkshire Bach Choir
Yorkshire Baroque Soloists
Lucy Russell leader
Peter Seymour conductor

Italy at the start of the 18th century was the place to digest the latest compositional forms and performance styles, so it comes as no surprise that in 1706 the 21-year-old Handel's insatiable passion for learning took him from Germany to Rome. There he met, performed with and no doubt learnt from musicians such as Corelli, Pasquini, Alessandro and Domenico Scarlatti, and quite possibly Caldara too, as well as making influential friends at the aristocratic arts clubs that were the Arcadian Academies.

Our opening concert presents extracts from music Handel provided for a Carmelite Vespers service for the feast of the Madonna del Carmine in July 1707 including the famous Dixit Dominus, along with another of the latest fashions of the time – a Corelli concerto grosso – and spectacular motets both large and small.

This concert is dedicated to the memory of Sir Marcus Worsley - President of York Early Music Festival 1981 to 1999.
Bethany Seymour is supported by the BBC Arts Performing Fund.
By kind permission of the Dean and Chapter, York

Admission through West Door.