Bach – From Weimar to Leipzig – Broadcast this afternoon

This afternoon at 13.00 (14.00 French time) on France Musique will be broadcast a live recording from 20th September’s concert with Le Banquet Céleste at Le Festival d’Ambronay under Damien Guillon.  Great period orchestra, 4 singers only, taking all arias, recits and choruses. The 4 Bach Cantatas: BWV 4, BWV 153, BWV 156 & BWV 159 Please click the link below for the broadcast which will be available for a month, and for further information.

Live Broadcast tonight: Bach and Vivaldi with the Bayerischer Rundfunk

This evening, a fantastic programme with the excellent Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.  Some very atmospheric solo movements, funky Italian upbeat choruses and lush Bach arias and chorales – well worth a listen.  Live broadcast on BR Classic, 7pm UK time, 8pm German time. Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks Conductor: Giovanni Antonini Soloists: Anna Prohaska, Katja Stuber, Sopranos; Marie-Claude Chappuis, Mezzosoprano; Samuel Boden, Tenor; Christian Immler, Bass Antonio Vivaldi: “Dixit Dominus”, R 594; “Nisi Dominus”, Cum dederit, R 608; Johann Sebastian Bach: “Siehe zu, dass deine Gottesfurcht nicht Heuchelei sei”, BWV 179; Antonio Vivaldi: “Gloria”, R 589; Johann Sebastian Bach: “Erschallet, ihr Lieder”, BWV 172

Having a blast with Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice

Having rehearsed intensely for nearly 6 weeks with a fantastic cast and staff at Nederlandse Reisopera, Orphée et Eurydice is now up and running. With 3 shows down and 9 to go, we take the stage at the Koninklijk Theater Carré, Amsterdam, tomorrow.  Details available here: 1 hour 20 from start to finish, with no interval, the show is incredibly touching and powerful, and has been well received, with 4/5 stars across the board. Link to Reisopera’s website for dates and reviews:  

New website on its way!

Thanks for your patience with my new website – as you can see it’s up now, although there are many changes and additions to be made. I will be posting news bulletins and upcoming performance highlights here so please feel free to drop in from time to time. I will also be compiling a mailing list for current contacts and installing an automated system for new additions so if you would like to be added please watch this space and as it becomes available just pop your details in.