War and Peace

On Friday, 3 March 2017, at 8pm, the Sestina Consort will present music for two viols and harpsichord from the courts of Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries, in a programme titled War and Peace.

Ibrahim Aziz  and Anne Rongy – Viola da Gamba;    Dan Tidhar – Harpsichord.


BACH: Music for Violin and Harpsichord

On Saturday 11 October, 8pm, Julia Kuhn and Dan Tidhar will give a recital of music for violin and harpsichord by Bach, including the famous Chaconne from the D minor partita, and two of his wonderful violin sonatas.

Johann Sebastian BachBach
Sonata for violin and harpsichord in E Major, BWV 1016
Prelude and Fugue in A Minor, BWV 889 from the Well-tempered Clavier Book 2
Chaconne from Partita no 2 in D Minor for violin solo, BWV 1004
Adagio in G Major, BWV 968
Sonata for violin and harpsichord in G Major, BWV 1019

To book tickets email stbenetsbaroque@gmail.com

A Feast of Bach

On Wednesday 16 July, Actus Musicus present a programme of JS Bach, to 16July14_posterinclude his concerto for oboe and violin (with Nicola Barbagli and Julia Kuhn) and the joyful cantata ‘Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen’, with soprano Clare Lloyd Griffiths.

Cream Tea Consorts, Saturday 28 June, 4pm


Viol consort Chelys will play an afternoon concert of English viol music, followed by a traditional English cream tea!  The programme includes pieces by Purcell, Tallis, Jenkins and Dowland.


Next concert – Bach and Telemann


We have a great line up of favourites by Bach and Telemann for our next concert – Bach’s harpsichord concerto in F major, which is an arrangement of Brandenburg 4, and possibly the best-loved of his cantatas, Ich habe genug.  The programme also includes Telemann’s concerto for recorder and viola da gamba.

A perfect way to celebrate Bank Holiday Monday!

Tickets £15/£10 – email stebenetsbaroque@gmail.com

Bach, Biber, Buxtehude and Rosenmuller

2Apr14_posterWe’re very excited about the programme for our next concert on Wednesday 2 April, which includes a beautiful early Bach Cantata, BWV 150 ‘Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich’.  There will also be a very rare opportunity to hear a partita  for two violas d’amore by Biber – don’t miss it!

Wednesday 2 April, 8pm
St Bene’t’s Church, Cambridge

BIBER: Partita for two viola d’amore and continuo
ROSENMÜLLER: Sonata for 2 violins and continuo in e minor
BUXTEHUDE: Nun lasst uns Gott dem Herren Dank sagen
BACH: Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich, BWV 150

Clare Lloyd, Rory McCleery, Nicholas Scott, Thomas Faulkner
Stephen Pedder and Julia Kuhn (viola d’amore)

March concert

A slight change to the advertised programme for our concert on Wednesday 5 5Mar14_posterMarch;  this will now include a trio sonata from Telemann’s Tafelmusik, and the obbligato violin sonata in C minor by Bach.  We’re very pleased to welcome Eva Caballero to play an unusual quartet for flute, two violas and continuo by Janitsch with us, and Greg Tassell (tenor) will be making a return to St Bene’t’s to sing ‘Meine Seele ruhmt und preist’, a cantata originally attributed to Bach, but now thought to be by Melchior Hoffmann.