We are delighted that the live concert of our 2021 project, "From Caledonia to the Capital" has just gone on sale at our Eventbrite here. Supported by a generous grant from the Continuo Foundation, we will be performing at St Mary-le-Bow church, Cheapside, on the 17th September, with an expanded ensemble, and two leading young singers, Angela Hicks (Soprano) and Rory Carver (Tenor). Tickets are just £10, and space at the venue is limited, so book yours now to avoid disappointment!
What will you hear on the night?
We'll be presenting a concert of charming chamber music and song by Scottish eighteenth-century composers, inspired by the soaring folk melodies and dance rhythms of Scotland itself. At the centre of the programme is our favourite Fife-born Scottish composer James Oswald (1710-1769): join us on Oswald's artistic journey from Edinburgh to London, with vocal music from his rarely performed song collections, alongside delightful miniatures from his "Airs for the Seasons" and his Divertimenti for the English guitar. Other works include a string symphony by another Scottish composer, the eccentric aristocrat Thomas Erskine, 6th Earl of Kellie (nicknamed "Fiddler Tam"!) and vocal works by Oswald's contemporary in London, Handel.
James Oswald (1710-1769):
Selected songs from: Colin's Kisses (1743); Six Songs for the Temple of Apollo (1747); Six English Songs and a Dialogue (1752); Collection of the Best English and Scots Songs (1761)
Selections from "Airs for the Seasons" (1756) and Twelve Divertimenti for the Guitar
Earl of Kelly (1732-1781) Symphony in 4 parts; Duchess of Buccleuch's Minuet
G.F. Handel (1685-1759) HWV 134 Nel Dolce, dell' oblio, HWV 57 'Total Eclipse (Samson)
Mary-Jannet Leith – Recorders
Magdalena Loth-Hill – Baroque Violin
David Lopez – Baroque Violin
Francesca Gilbert – Baroque Viola
Elias Sibley - Guitar
Florence Petit – Baroque Cello
Thomas Allery - Harpsichord
With Angela Hicks, Soprano & Rory Carver, Tenor