Henleaze Concert Society: The Brandenburgs – Saturday 13 November
Saturday 13 November at 7.30pm
Trinity-Henleaze URC, Waterford Road, Bristol BS9 4BT
Handel Concerto Grossi No.1 in G major
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F BWV 1047
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G BWV 1049
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No 5 in D BWV 1050
Pre-concert talk with David Bednall at 6.45pm
“Being in Bach’s music has that sense of otherness: it’s another world we enter, as performers or listeners.” John Eliot Gardiner’s words explain why we turn to Bach for comfort, solace and hope. This concert features some of the great composer’s best-loved music, the Brandenburg Concertos. The Second Concerto showcases a diverse group of solo instruments representing almost every section of the orchestra – trumpet, recorder, oboe and violin. The Fourth Concerto interweaves two sprightly recorders with solo violin against a backdrop of strings, whilst the innovative Fifth Brandenburg Concerto features virtuosic harpsichord playing, designed by the composer to show off his own tremendous skill at the keyboard. This joyous work is full of driving rhythmic passages and ingenious counterpoint.
Season ticket for six series concerts £75 including membership
Annual Society Membership £12
Tickets for members £13.50
Tickets for non members £16.50
Under 25 year olds £5
How to book
Tickets are available from Opus 13 music shop, by telephone on 0117 923 0164, and from the shop at St Michael’s Hill, Bristol. Card payments accepted. The shop is open from 9am to 5.30pm, Monday to Saturday.
Tickets are also on sale at Henleaze Post Office.
You can also book by sending a cheque payable to Henleaze Concert Society, covering note and SAE to 2 Saville Mews, Kingsdown Parade, Bristol BS6 5UL