In the latest of the acclaimed Bach cantata series Steven Devine directs the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment from an empty King’s Place, London with a programme including BWV 39 Brich dem Hungrigen dein Brot. He is joined by Rising Stars of the Enlightenment mezzo Bethany Horak-Hallet singing the aria Seinem Schöpfer noch auf Erden and soprano Zoë Brookshaw singing Höchster, was ich habe. Devine also plays and directs works by Pachelbel and Telemann.

SP-holding-screen-copy-1250x825Steven Devine directs and Bethany Horak-Hallet is alto soloist for Bach cantata BWV 87 Bisher habt ihr nichts gebeten in meinem Namen, the latest installment of the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment’s Bach, the Universe and Everything series. Join them online on Sunday May 10 at 11:30 BST at https://oae.co.uk/bach-the-universe-and-everything-schrodingers-pandemic/. As always in this series,a thought-provoking scientific topic will be explored as part the programme.

 

 

 

Bach, The universe

Join conductor Steven Devine and soprano Zoe Brookshaw for the latest in the Bach, the Universe and Everything series with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment at 11:30BST on April 5 on Youtube link: https://youtu.be/EptO4p-ynQk. 

Steven Devine - harpsichord @ National Centre for Early Music 2020-03-20It’s an ill wind … The video stream of Steven Devine playing Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1 live from the National Centre For Early Music  “behind closed doors” on 21st March has already been viewed over 66,000 times. The remaining preludes and fugues are scheduled for July 6, 9 & 10.  View at https://www.facebook.com/yorkearlymusic/videos/520117185372323/

Nicholas Kraemer - conductor c2a9-robert-carpenter-turner.jpgConductor Nicholas Kraemer returns to the Chicago Symphony for a gorgeous Bach, Handel and Purcell programme with countertenor Iestyn Davies and Amanda Forsyth, soprano. Performances at Orchestra Hall, Chicago on March 26, 27 and 28

GUY CUTTING tenor © Ben McKee hi res 8509Tenor Guy Cutting has been announced as one of the Orchestra of the Age of the Enlightenment’s Rising Stars. He will appear with the group as part of their “Bach, the Universe and Everything” Cantatas series on October 12 in Bristol and October 13 at Kings Place, London (a.m) and Oxford (pm). Guy’s recent and forthcoming performances in Europe, the US and Far East include appearances with Collegium Vocale Gent, Netherlands Bach Society, Gabrieli Consort & Players, American Bach Soloists, Le Concert Lorrain and Real Filharmonia de Galicia.

GUY CUTTING tenor © Ben McKee hi res 8509Tenor Guy Cutting sings Evangelist in the St Matthew Passion with the American Bach Soloists under Jeffrey Thomas with performances on March 22, 23, 24 & 25 in the San Francisco Bay area. Details here.

Bradley Smith, tenorTenor Bradley Smith makes his début with the Odense Symphony Orchestra / Stephen Layton singing the Bach Christmas Oratorio between December 13 to 15 in Odense, Svendborg and Nyborg. Back in the UK he joins The Hanover Band and Andrew Arthur for a Messiah tour until December 22.

GUY CUTTING tenor © Ben McKeeTenor Guy Cutting joins the Netherlands Bach Society and Marcus Creed until December 23 touring a programme of seasonal Bach Cantatas – BWV 10, 63 & 147. They are visiting Naarden, Utrecht, Haarlem, Rotterdam, Kampen, Den Bosch, Maastricht and Tilburg.

Nicholas Kraemer - conductorConductor Nicholas Kraemer returns to work with the Minnesota Orchestra for Bach Christmas Oratorio cantatas 4, 5 & 6 plus Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3. The performances in Minneapolis take place on December 8 and 9 (matinee).