A Baroque Evening In Ripon Cathedral
Following their acclaimed performances last year at the Ryedale Festival and at the National Centre for Early Music in York, the Herschel Trio will be offering a rich programme of baroque music in the magical setting of the quire of Ripon Cathedral on Monday 12 March.
The Herschel Trio, consisting of baroque flute/ recorder, viola da gamba and harpsichord will be exploring the music of the three pre-eminent German born composers of the first half of the 18th century, Georg Telemann and his friends J S Bach and Handel. The programme includes a delightful selection of their works, including trios, flute and viola da gamba sonatas and suites.
The concert invites listeners into the delicate, subtle and rarified world of the 18th century drawing room. The unique and exquisite combination of baroque flute, viola da gamba and harpsichord exemplifies the charm and sophistication of musical taste at that time.
The Herschel Trio, which specialises in eighteenth-century European chamber repertoire played on period instruments, was formed in 2012 whilst the musicians were in London.
The three principals of the trio have recently relocated to the north with two based in York and one in Richmond.
The Trio takes its name from one of the great figures of the 18th century age of enlightenment, the German born William Herschel who was famous for his telescope, the discovery of Uranus and infra-red radiation. He was also a leading musician and composer of over 20 symphonies, with strong roots in North Yorkshire and the North East.
In welcoming the Herschel Trio, Roger Higson, the Chairman of the Cathedral Concert Society explained “we were keen to include a concert of baroque music and celebrate the work of the three most important composers of the Age of Enlightenment, born within 150 miles and within 4 years of each other in Germany”.
Tickets are available on line at www.riponconcerts.co.uk, the Little Ripon Book Shop, Ripon Cathedral’s gift shop, Harrogate Theatre and the Music House in Harrogate as well as at the door.
A Baroque Evening In Ripon Cathedral, 1st March 2018, 12:08 PM