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** We look forward to welcoming you to St Mary-at-Hill for our Bach Festival, an annual tradition dating back to 1996.  This year’s  Festival also serves to celebrate our concert society’s 50th anniversary, and the climax of these celebrations will be on
Friday 26 July when we shall have both a lunchtime and a rush hour concert
(at 1.05 pm and 6 pm respectively), followed by a special Golden Jubilee
drinks reception 
to which all concert-goers are welcome. **

 

 * J U L Y *

The 24th St Anne’s Bach Festival will take place across all four Fridays in July…

 

FRIDAY 5 JULY at 13.05 

Jenny Thomas  baroque flute
Timothy Roberts  harpsichord

‘Bach & Sons’:  sonatas by J S Bach & his sons C P E,  J C and J C F Bach

                      

FRIDAY 12 JULY at 13.05

FOLLIA

William Summers  baroque flute
Ibrahim Aziz  bass viol
Yeo Yat-Soon  harpsichord

‘Gold Blend Bach’:  trio sonata arrangements and solo pieces by J S Bach

Organ Trio Sonata no. 6, BWV 530
Capriccio sopra la lontananza del fratello dilettissimo, BWV 992  (for solo harpsichord)
Adagio for gamba and obbligato harpsichord, from Sonata in G minor, BWV 1029
Sonata in E minor for flute and continuo, BWV 1034
Trio in G, BWV 1038

 

FRIDAY 19 JULY at 13.05

Hazel Brooks  baroque violin
Poppy Walshaw viola da gamba
Dan Tidhar  chamber organ

‘Prelude to Bach’: music from the North German Protestant tradition
with which J S Bach grew up

 

FRIDAY 26 JULY  

Festival Day marking the 50th Anniversary of
St Anne’s Music Society and Music-at-Hill
 

  LUNCHTIME CONCERT at 13.05

Yu-Wei Hu  baroque flute
Magdalena Loth-Hill  baroque violin
Kate Conway  viola da gamba
Johan Löfving  theorbo

‘Hidden Giants: Bach and his great female contemporaries’
Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre:  Trio Sonata in G minor
Anna Amalia of Prussia:  Sonata in F major for flute & basso continuo
J S Bach:  Organ Trio Sonata no. 4 in E minor, BWV 528;   Prelude and Courante
from Solo Cello Suite, BWV 1007;    Sonata for violin & basso continuo                                                 

  GALA CONCERTO FINALE at 18.00

CITY BACH COLLECTIVE with soloists
Hazel Brooks  violin
Belinda Paul  oboe
Dan Tidhar  harpsichord

J S Bach:  Ouverture, BWV 1070;  Air from Suite no. 3, BWV 1068;
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041;  Harpsichord Concerto in A major, BWV 1055;
Double Concerto for oboe & violin, BWV 1060

This concerto finale will be followed by a special Golden Jubilee reception
to which all concert-goers are welcome.   An exhibition of archival material
from the earliest days of the Society will also be on display throughout the day.