Manchester Baroque to perform three concerts at St Ann’s Church

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Manchester Baroque will perform three concerts at St Ann’s Church across March, May and July 2020.

The string of performances open on Saturday 7 March at St Ann’s Church with Concertos From Many Nations.  The programme will be a celebration of the European baroque repertoire including Bach’s third Brandenburg Concerto and his concerto for Oboe and Violin as well as works by Vivaldi, Telemann, Sammartini and Corette.

Manchester Baroque will then return to St Ann’s Church on 2 May with a chamber concert including pieces for the flute and recorder. Bach and Telemann also feature in this concert along with works by Quantz and a little known Italian, Detri.

They finish the year on 18 July with a programme that includes a Handel Op. 6 Concerto Grosso and a Corelli Concerto Grosso from his Op.6. Alongside these will be works by Georg Muffat, Sweelink and Count van Wassanaer.

What is Manchester Baroque playing at St Ann’s Church?

7 March 2020, 7.30pm-9.30pm
St Ann’s Church
Concertos From Many Nations
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1759) Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 (BWV 1048)
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767) Concerto in B minor (TWV 33:A1)
Michel Corette (1707 – 1795) Concerto Comique Op. 8 No.2, L’Allure
Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741) Oboe concerto in D minor (RV454)
Giovanni Battista Sammartini (1701 – 1775) Concerto grosso in C major, Op.8 No.4
Michel Corette Concerto Comique Op. 8 No.19, La Turque et la Confession
Johann Sebastian Bach Concerto for oboe and violin BWV 1060


2 May 2020, 7.30pm-9.30pm
St Ann’s Church
Intimate Notes featuring Chris Orton (recorder), Martyn Shaw (Baroque flute), Heather Bills (Baroque cello), Harvey Davies (harpsichord)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1759) Partita in A Minor for solo flute (BWV 1013)
Del Sign. Detri (18 th century) Sonata in C Minor
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767) Sonata a tre in A Major TWV 42
Johann Sebastian Bach French Suite No.6 in E Major (BWV 817)
Georg Philipp Telemann Sonata in B Minor (TWV 40:104 )
Johann Joachim Quantz (1697 – 1773) Trio Sonata in C Major (QV2:Anh.3)


18 July 2020, 7.30pm-9.30pm
St Ann’s Church
Spanning the Channel featuring Harvey Davies (harpsichord/chamber organ), Pauline Nobes (director and Baroque violin)
George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759) Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6 No. 1
Georg Muffat (1653 – 1704) Passacaglia in G minor
Arcangelo Corelli (1653 – 1717) Concerto Grosso in C minor, Op. 6 No. 3
Unico Wilhelm, Count van Wassanaer (1692 – 1766) Concerti Armonici No. 5 in F minor
Jan Pieterszoon Sweelink (1562 – 1621) Hexachord Fantasia (1612)
Georg Muffat Armonico Tributo No. 5 in G major

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