Cape Town Baroque Orchestra

22-May-2022 at 11:30 UTC - 22-May-2022 at 20:00 UTC (7 day(s) left)
Moravian Church
Moravian Church, Genadendal,,Western Cape
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The Cape Town Baroque Orchestra presents an exciting programme of vocal and instrumental music by George Frideric Handel (1685?1759), celebrating this giant of the late Baroque. The centre-piece of the programme is Handel’s Gloria, sung by Lynelle Kenned, and it also includes an organ concerto by Handel as well as several concerti grossi, played by members of the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra as soloists. Many of Handel’s organ concerti and concerti grossi were written to be performed between the acts of his oratorios. Whilst the keyboard concerto was a new genre of the time, and centred around Handel as composer-performer, the concerto grosso harks back to a previous generation, but was stylistically updated by Handel in several innovative ways. The programme will be directed from the harpsichord by the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra’s Artistic Director, Erik Dippenaar.

The 18th Greyton Genadendal Classics for All Festival takes place from 20 – 22 May. The line-up includes performances by the Cape Town Baroque Orchestra, the Trio Goede Hoop, Recuerdos de Espana featuring the Stellenbosch Guitar Quartet and critically acclaimed Flamenco dancer Che Adams, the Gqeberha Trio, the Arborescent Quintet and the award-winning Charl du Plessis Trio. A special concert for children will be performed by the Cape Town Philharmonic Youth Wind Ensemble. The highlight of the festival is the gala concert with Minette du Toit-Pearce, Janel Speelman and Janelle Visagie, accompanied by a string ensemble.

For more information contact Greyton Tourism at 028 254 9414, or visit www.classicsforall.co.za. Tickets available from Computicket.

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