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Friday 17 March 7.30pm St Mary's
Bach Club A Beautiful Object
with musicians from Britten Sinfonia

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Bach Club Soloists, directed by Pawel Siwczak,

with musicians from Britten Sinfonia

Thomas Hancox, Flute

Peter Facer, Oboe

Benjamin Mitchell, Clarinet

Jackie Shave, Violin

Caroline Dearnley, Cello

Pawel Siwczak, Harpsichord

£20, £15



Purcell, arr. Britten, arr. Siwczak Chacony in G Minor


Héloïse Werner A Beautiful Object  (world premiere)


Dodgson Sonata for Four


de La Guerre Unmeasured Prelude for harpsichord


De Falla Concerto for harpsichord, flute, oboe, clarinet, violin and cello

Bach Club is a concert curator, boutique label and home to Bach Club Soloists, an ensemble focusing on period instruments, new commissions, and remarkable collaborations. Bach Club founder and director Pawel Siwczak, is a Polish & British musician with a passion for historical keyboards, putting emphasis on the storytelling power of the language of music; the sheer ability to communicate expressively with the audience is key to him.

Shining new light on an old treasure. This concert centres around A Beautiful Object: the harpsichord, with a new work of that same name by a rising figure on the contemporary music scene, composer Héloïse Werner. Auspiciously absent at the start, the harpsichord is introduced with music of its main era, in an arrangement that links its celebrated past to the present. With Héloïse’s piece, then follows an exciting journey of discoveries. Stephen Dodgson’s Sonata has beautiful serenadelike character, with its last movement a nod to the harpsichord’s illustrious past, guiding us back in time again to one of the Unmeasured Preludes by French Baroque composer Élisabeth Claude Jacquet de La Guerre.


The evening finishes with one of the most famous contemporary harpsichord concertos by Manuel de Falla.  Opportunities to hear this exciting and ground-braking work are rare so the opportunity should not be missed.

Supported by
The Stephen Dodgson Trust
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