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English Concert at Christ Church, Spitalfields

Live from Christ Church, Spitalfields, London, the English Concert under director Harry Bicket performs retellings of the Christmas story by Dandrieu, Charpentier and Stradella.

Live from Christ Church, Spitalfields, London. The English Concert performs Christmas music by Dandrieu, Charpentier and Stradella as part of the Spitalfields Music Winter Festival.

Presented by Martin Handley

Dandrieu: Trio Sonata No 2 in D, Op.1
Charpentier: Magnificat, H73
Charpentier: In nativitatem Domini nostri Jesu Christi canticum, H 414

7.45: Interval

Stradella: Cantata per il Santissimo Natale, 'Ah! troppo è ver'

Choir of The English Concert
The English Concert
Harry Bicket (organ/director)

Internationally acclaimed baroque ensemble The English Concert explore present vivid retellings of the Christmas story from 17th-century France and Italy. At the heart of the programme are two stunning cantatas: Charpentier's In nativitatem Domini, a delicate retelling of the Christmas story, full of his characteristic delicacy and restrained passion, and Stradella's Ah! troppo è ver - a sublime and melodious lyrical outpouring.

2 hours, 30 minutes

Music Played

  • Marc‐Antoine Charpentier

    Noels pour les instruments H.534

    Ensemble: Les Arts Florissants. Conductor: William Christie.
  • Louis‐Claude Daquin

    Noels pours les flutes

    Performer: André Isoir.
    • Calliope.
  • Alessandro Stradella

    Cantata Per Il Santissimo Natale:Ah! troppo a ver

  • Klami

    Aurora Borealis

  • Alessandro Stradella

    Cantata per Il Santissimo Natale: Ah! troppo a ver

  • Klami

    Aurora Borealis

  • Franz Schubert

    String Quintet in C Major, D 956

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