Choice Cantatas, Songs, and Sonatas - The Musical Vibe of Early 18th Century London

Instruments of Time and Truth
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20:00 - 21:00
Christ Church Cathedral
St Aldates
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£18 Standard / £9 Students/OU Staff / Under-26s Free
Disabled access?
Booking required

Whilst Archangelo Corelli was basking in his reputation in Rome, and Michel-Richard Delalande soaking up the flattering attentions of the Parisian public, some notable musicians were making waves in London. They are not so well-known, but they deserve to be. It’s a cosmopolitan crowd. Alongside the Englishmen ­– John Weldon, Daniel Purcell and William Croft – we can count Gottfried Finger, Francesco Geminiani and Johann Cristoph Pepusch. All of them were soon to be eclipsed by Georg Frederic Handel, for sure, but none deserves oblivion. This concert will ensure that doesn’t happen.

Esther Mallett - Soprano
Catherine Latham - Recorder
Bojan Cicic - Violin
Susanne Heinrich - Viola da Gamba
Edward Higginbottom - Organ/Harpsichord

This concert is part of the Instruments of Time and Truth Summer Concert Series 2023, and is generously supported by John Osborn.

Instruments of Time and Truth are Oxford’s own period instrument orchestra, presenting world-class performances of Baroque and Classical music in Oxford and around the UK.

Free tickets are available for audience members under 26 thanks to the support of the CAVATINA Chamber Music Foundation.

Discover a world of music and enjoy all six of Instruments of Time and Truth's Summer Concerts at Christ Church for a reduced price with a series season ticket available from Tickets Oxford until 3 July here.