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Sir Roger Norrington & Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra

Haydn – Symphony No.104 in D London
Allesandro Scarlatti – Cantata pastorale per la nascita di Nostro Signore
Mendelssohn – Symphony No.1 in C minor, Op. 11

Sir Roger Norrington & Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra

The LCMS Autumn Season culminates with a whole chamber orchestra: the finest musicians currently at Cambridge University conducted by Sir Roger Norrington. They perform Haydn’s last symphony – composed especially for his second visit to London in 1794 – Mendelssohn’s youthful first symphony, and a beautiful baroque cantata by Alessandro Scarlatti, composed to be performed on Christmas eve.

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Clock6.30pm Sunday, 15th December 2013

Pre-performance talk with BBC Radio 3 presenter Stephen Johnson - Sunday 15th December, 5.20pm

Stephen Johnson, BBC Radio 3 Presenter of Discovering Music, explores the music from this evening’s concert: Haydn Symphony No.104, Scarlatti Cantata Pastorale per la Nativita di nostro Signore Jesu Cristo and Mendelssohn Symphony No.1

LCMS Foyer Concert: Ensemble Tramontana - Sunday 15th December, 5pm

Louise Eekelaar – voice
Rie Kosaka – voice, harps
Julie Dean – recorders, percussion
Eszter Komaromi – viols
Esha Neogy – viols

Ensemble Tramontana recreate the music of Medieval and Renaissance Europe by voyaging through the rich cultural interconnections of the era, exploring themes of travel, love, and madness. Winners of the 2011 Early Music Competition at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, we have performed at the Greenwich International Early Music Festival and Exhibition, St Martin-in-the-Fields, Handel House, community festivals, and more.
London has always been a very cosmopolitan place; it wasn’t just in the eighteenth century that European composers (such as Haydn in tonight’s later concert) sought success in the capital. The royal court in the Middle Ages and Renaissance was awash with musicians and composers, as well as dignitaries, from around Europe. In our programme this evening we present glimpses of the royal court over this period, with music by kings, composers and mercenaries in the courts of Richard I, Henry V and Henry VIII.

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