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.
Steven 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.
Tenor 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.
Helen-Jane Howells sings the soprano solos and Samuel Boden shares the role of the Evangelist in Vocal Futures’ staging of the St Matthew Passion. Accompanied by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment with Suzi Digby conducting, the performances take place on November 28, 29 & 30 at Ambika P3, in Marylebone Road, London, an industrial space that will be transformed for the occasion. Patrick Kinmonth directs. http://www.vocalfutures.org/
Robert Howarth conducts the Monteverdi Vespers 1610 with the Orchestra and Choir of the Enlightenment for the inaugural recording on OAE Released. You can find details and audio snippets at http://www.oae.co.uk/standard.asp?ID=91
“Robert Howarth has assigned the parts to more versatile voices which can follow Monteverdi’s partbook outside their comfort zone, while using ingenious blends of voices to achieve a shimmering, captivating choral sound that seems to float effortlessly through the psalms.”- The Independent
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