Salzburg Chocolate Divertimenti with Istante Collective

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Heath Street Baptist Church

84 Heath Street

London

NW3 1DN

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Baroquestock Autumn/Winter season opening night! Sparkling "divertimenti" and opera arias , on historical instruments ...with chocolate!

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Our first baroquestock autumn concert of 2019 starts with the end of 18th Century in Salzburg. On one side of the town the young Mozart is writing a septet divertimento for his sister's name day, and on the other side is Luigi Gatti, the official Kappelmaister (and therefore considered much more important than the Mozart fam), busy producing masses and all sorts of celebration music for his 'boss', Archbishop Colleredo. But he still finds time to create some really very peculiar chamber music for the talented musicians of the court orchestra. In Gatti's Sextet you'll be able to hear very demanding parts written for cor angais and cello!Our concert will also include two opera arias arranged for small ensemble and sung by our friend and wonderful mezzo-soprano Emily Gray. And apparently it's not just us who think she's incredible:

One performer stood out as already knowing how to use her dramatic and vocal skills to the utmost: mezzo-soprano Emily Gray (Ottavia)"

- The Guardian & Observer

So around this time in Salzburg, when an opera was successful, publishers and young composers would be ready to produce arrangements of the "best bits". In this way the music could be circulated among small courts, amateur musicians, provincial theatres...fortunately/unfortunately they didn't recordings back then. We aim to make this as a "tradition" of our concerts, and give you the best bits, just like the chocolate balls.

Enjoy the concert with our special baroquestock hot chocolate which will be available at THE APOTHECARY BAR (open from 5pm), as well as amazing homemade cakes, of course. :)

Doors open 5pm, Music from 6pm

Programme

Luigi Gatti || Sextet in Eb major for violin, viola, cello, cor anglais, bassoon & bass

F. J. Haydn || "Deh soccorri un infelice" - Clelia's aria from l'infedelta' premiata

(interval)

W. A.Mozart || "Batti batti bel Masetto" -Zerlina's aria from Don Giovanni

W. A. Mozart || Divertimento K251 for 2 violins, viola, bass, oboe and 2 horns

ISTANTE COLLECTIVE

Mezzo-soprano - Emily Gray

Violins - Gabi Mass, Sophia Prodanova

Viola - Sam Kennedy

Cello - Alex Rolton

Bass - John-Henry Baker

Oboe - Nicola Barbagli

Bassoon - Catriona McDermid

Horns - Dave Horwich, Daniel de Souza

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Heath Street Baptist Church

84 Heath Street

London

NW3 1DN

United Kingdom

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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