Sunday Concert – Live From The Vyne In Hampshire

Sunday 3 March



The BBC Singers and St James's Baroque live from The Vyne in Hampshire for Radio 3's Baroque Spring season.

The first of five live broadcasts from National Trust houses as part of Baroque Spring. The series of concerts and drama are presented by Katie Derham and for today's concert the BBC Singers and St James's Baroque, conducted by David Hill, join forces for a live broadcast from the elegant 18th-century Stone Gallery of The Vyne, a beautiful mansion in Hampshire.

This concert explores some of the wealth of church anthems and chamber music composed around the time of the Restoration - a period of English history when music flourished again after the years of the Commonwealth, when the monarch re-emerged as an important patron of the arts, and when some of the latest musical fashions from France and Italy began to be reflected in the music of our national composers.

Full programme

Henry Purcell: My beloved spake

Matthew Locke: Turn thy face from my sins

Pelham Humfrey; John Blow; William Turner: I will always give thanks ('The Club Anthem')

John Blow: Chaconne

Henry Purcell: Remember not, Lord, our offences; Voluntary in G; I was glad

National Baroque: Katie Derham and Lars Tharp find traces of the Baroque at The Vyne. (Please see separate billing)

Pelham Humfrey: O Lord my God

Walter Porter: Praise the Lord

Henry Purcell: Chacony

John Blow: God is our hope and strength; Salvator Mundi

Henry Purcell: O sing unto the Lord

Baroque Spring is BBC Radio 3's month-long celebration of music and culture. Other highlights of this special series of concerts from National Trust houses include leading artists La Risonanza with Vivaldi and Handel from Clandon Park (17th March), Le Jardin Secret with a programme of French Baroque music from Powis Castle, and a live drama from the period: Moliere's Misanthrope in a new translation by Roger McGough (10th March).

Presenters/Katie Derham and Lars Tharp; Senior Producer/Lindsay Kemp

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