Matthew Brook [photo:  Richard Shymansky]

Matthew Brook & Peter Seymour

Wednesday 25 October 2017 at 7.30PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

Matthew Brook bass-baritone

Peter Seymour harpsichord, organ

Amore traditore - Drama and turmoil

JS Bach     Cantata 203 ‘Amore traditore’ BWV 203

Handel     Cantata ‘Dalla guerra amorosa’ HWV 102a

JS Bach    French Suite in C minor BWV 813

Handel     Suite in E HWV 430 (Harmonious Blacksmith)

with theatre songs by Purcell and Blow

Matthew Brook brings his celebrated dramatic skill and virtuosity to this programme of Italian cantatas and theatre songs from the English Restoration. Bach wrote only these two cantatas to Italian texts and Handel’s poignant setting was written whilst he lived in Rome before settling in London.  Henry Purcell and his teacher John Blow are the two towering glitterati of the English Restoration and wrote extensively for the theatre. This selection includes ‘Let the dreadful engines of eternal force’, one of Purcell’s most famous compositions.

Tickets: £17; concessions £15; students £5

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