Programme for 2018-2019 Season: October 2018

Carolyn Sampson
Carolyn Sampson

Thursday 11 October 2018 (at 7.45pm)

Bunyan Meeting

Members of THE KING'S CONSORT baroque ensemble
Director, Robert King
Huw Daniel violin
Jonathan Manson cello
Robert King harpsichord & chamber organ

Music for a While
Purcell: Music for a while
Purcell: Not all my torments
Purcell: Sonata in G minor
Purcell: I attempt from love's sickness to fly
Purcell: Hark the echoing air
Handel: Cantata Mi palpitar il cor
Boismortier: Trio in A minor
Purcell: The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation
Vivaldi: Cello Sonata in B flat
Handel: Three German Arias: In den angenehmen Büschen; Süsse Stille; Meine Seele hört im Sehen

Bedford Music Club's 50th season opens with a very special concert. Born in Bedford, Carolyn Sampson is now one of the world's leading sopranos, equally at home on the concert and opera stages. It is hard to think of a better pairing than with members of The King's Consort, one of the world's leading baroque ensembles, directed by Robert King. Their programme brings together some of the best vocal music by Purcell and Handel, with chamber works by Vivaldi, Purcell and the French composer Boismortier.

"Sampson looked and sounded the epitome of elegance and expressiveness. Her smoothly polished soprano is a perfect fit for Purcell's melodic fecundity." Opera Today, (The Genius of Purcell, Wigmore Hall, Oct 2017)

Carolyn Sampson

The King's Consort


Photo credit: Marco Borggreve
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