The Royal Academy of Music at Raynham - Opera/oratorio to be announced later in 2017
Performed by final year students and graduates under the direction of Michael Chance, Professor of Voice at the RAM and musical advisor to Raynham Recitals. Michael is Artistic Director of Grange Festival and continues a career as arguably one of the best and most sought after countertenors in the world. His standards are stratospheric.
The singers are accompanied by a small ensemble of instruments of the period.
Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of champagne and an opportunity to view the Belisarius Room upstairs where a short prelude will be performed. There is no lift in the house.
Mahan Esfahani The Goldberg Variations
Written for harpsichord by Johann Sebastian Bach this work consists of an aria and a set of 30 variations. First published in 1741, the work is considered to be one of the most important examples of variation form. To be played by one of the most stupendously talented keyboard players on the planet. He first performed at Raynham (with Avi Avital on mandolin) in June 2016.
Stars of the Future
Last year saw the first of these bi-annual concerts which presents performers picked for stardom by Michael Chance our Musical Advisor. These musicians already have burgeoning careers but also have that elusive quality - the touch of magic - which will see them rise to the very top. You heard them here first! Musicians and programme to be announced.
Les Laurentines perform Les Trois Leçons des Ténèbres by Couperin
Victoire Bunel Mezzo-Soprano, Charlotte La Thrope Soprano, Julie Pumir Organ/Harpsichord, Alice Trocellier Viola da Gamba
Have no fear, the ‘LoudTenor’ refers more to the birth and development of a certain style of music rather than the misleading idea of the title. It takes us from the late 16th to late 17th century, travelling throughout Europe, with music by similar composers and including Grandi (successor of Monteverdi at San Marco) and some French music.
Trevor Pinnock & Jonathan Manson Harpsichord & Viola da Gamba
Details to be provided later in 2017.