This concert features music by the two giants of Baroque music, Bach and Handel.
NZ Barok opens the performance with elegant and spirited instrumental music for strings by Handel, including his Concerto Grosso Op.6 no. 1 in G and dance music from his opéra-ballet Terpsicore. The orchestra will then be joined by violin soloist Lara Hall who will perform Bach’s soulful violin concerto in A minor.
The second half of the concert moves from the world of court instrumental music to the cathedral with Bach’s vibrant Mass in A major BWV 234. The orchestra is joined again by 8 superb singers as they were for Vivaldi’s’ Gloria in May 2021: Jayne Tankersley, Helen Acheson, Jessica Wells, Jack Timings, Sid Chand, Chalium Poppy, and James Harrison.
NZ Barok thanks Auckland Council - Te Kaunihera o Tāmaki Makaurau, and NZ Barok supporters for their generous support.
Comprising leading baroque specialists from all over New Zealand, NZ Barok performs using instruments and playing styles of the period, breathing fresh life and vitality into baroque and classical masterpieces and lesser-known musical treasures from the 18th century.
“... authentic, classy and spirited performances… I certainly look forward to any future opportunities to hear NZ Barok.” - Tony Ryan, RNZ Concert
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