Magnificat

Saturday, 21 July 2018 - 19:30
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Venue

Merton College Chapel, Oxford

About the event

TELEMANN
Trumpet Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D7

MARCELLO
Oboe Concerto in C minor

VIVALDI
Bassoon Concerto in G major, RV 493

BISCOGLI
Concerto for Trumpet, Oboe and Bassoon

BACH
Magnificat in D major, BWV 243

The Choir of Merton College
The Soloists of the Oxford Philharmonic
Marios Papadopoulos conductor

We open the evening with Telemann’s beautifully effortless and lyrical Trumpet Concerto, his only concerto for the instrument. In contrast, Vivaldi wrote some 39 concerti for bassoon and his Concerto in G major is typically lively, with a fiendishly difficult and spritely line. This is complemented by Marcello’s Oboe Concerto and Biscogli’s triple concerto - his sole surviving work and a baroque delight. Following this virtuosic display by the wind and brass principals of the Oxford Philharmonic, The Choir of Merton College perform Bach’s joyous 1733 setting of the biblical words of the Virgin Mary. With some of his most beautiful melodies, dramatic choral lines and effervescent orchestral writing, it is no wonder that by the end of the 19th century this work was considered one of the greatest showcases of Bach's genius.

Concert ends at approx 9.35pm.

Tickets: £42.00 £30.00 £20.00 £10.00

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