SPECTACULAR! THE GREATEST CLASSICAL MUSIC FIND OF THE CENTURY!’ Le Figaro
If you love both the splendid choral grandeur of Bach and Handel, but also the polychoral works of the Venetian Baroque and the ornate spacial complexity of Tallis’ Spem in Alium, this programme of Francesco Scarlatti’s rarely performed masterpieces in exclusive brand new editions by Dr Geoffrey Webber, are not be missed. Hidden in the Bodleian Library for hundreds of years, these masterpieces are once again remastered and brought to life.
At Birmingham Town Hall, international violinist Rachel Podger returns to treat both our audiences and performers to her totally unique and inspirational approach to Bach’s virtuosic Violin Concerto in A Minor and Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in G Major from ‘La Stravaganza’.
Taking place at Westlands Entertainment Venue, Yeovil in February 2024, and at The Three Choirs Festival in summer 2024, to complement these incredible works, probably one of the best-known choral works of all time – Vivaldi’s Gloria receives the Armonico treatment, exploding into life with its inimitable joy, wit and Baroque charm!
Armonico’s recording of Francesco Scarlatti, released in 2023, has received widespread national and international critical acclaim.
‘THE BIG COMPLEX CHORUSES SOUND EXHILARATING’ Gramophone
‘THE PERFORMANCES ARE BOTH POLISHED AND STYLISH’ Europadisc
& MESSA A16
Birmingham Town Hall with Rachel Podger programme includes:
BACH & VIVALDI VIOLINS
Generously supported by Mr John Osborn CBE