The Advent of Christmas

Armonico Consort & Orchestra: 07/12/2018 - 21/12/2018

The majesty of Bach and the exuberance of Charpentier create the perfect way to begin the festive celebrations.

Wachet Auf, the Advent Cantata, brings Bach’s most famous melody which has inspired composers, artists and even Lloyds Bank! Bach’s genius for melody and counterpoint found in the Cantata is paired with the delightful quirks of structure and instrumentation of his virtuosic Brandenburg Concerto no 4, written for violin, two ‘Flauti d’echo’, strings and continuo.

Charpentier captured all that was joyous about the French Baroque in his music. Messe de Minuit, written to celebrate Midnight Mass, contains his most effervescent choral writing; it is witty, engaging and melodious, and it is guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of any listener.

J.S. Bach | Advent Cantata (Wachet auf)

J.S. Bach | Brandenburg Concerto no. 4

M.A. Charpentier | Messe de Minuit pour Noël

Kindly sponsored by Tim Coghlan and Braunston Marina


Armonico Consort & Orchestra

Director | Christopher Monks

Available performances

  • 7th December 2018 7:30 pm, St Mark's Church, Royal Leamington Spa
    Ticket prices from: £16:50
    Box office number: 01926 334418
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  • 21st December 2018 7:30 pm, Malvern Theatres, Great Malvern, Worcestershire
    Ticket prices from: £19:60
    Box office number: 01684 892277
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