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
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.