7.30pm, Saturday 15 December, 2012
The original Musical and Amicable Society was founded in Birmingham in 1762, and its musicians would gather at Cooke's tavern
in the Cherry Orchard "for practice and recreation"!
The modern-day incarnation of this historic society is a collective of
professional period-instrument specialists. Their presiding ethos is one of chamber music, where each and every performer has
a significant role to play.
Their programme includes concertos for bassoon, recorder, viola d'amore, and harpsichord by Vivaldi,
Pisendel, Telemann and C.P.E. Bach, as well as Corelli's 'Christmas Concerto'.
Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Concerto in B flat for bassoon, RV503
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in G for flautino (descant recorder), RV443
Antonio Vivaldi: Concerto in D minor for viola d'amore, RV393
Johann Georg Pisendel (1687-1755): Concerto da Camera in B flat
Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767): Concerto for viola da gamba and recorder TWV52:a1
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713): Concerto fatto per la notte di Natale (Christmas Concerto) Op. 6 No. 8 in G minor
Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (1714-88): Concerto for harpsichord in F, H.417
Musical and Amicable Society
director Warwick Cole
Christiane Gagelmann violin
Kate Fawcett violin and viola d'amore
Heather Birt viola
Henrik Persson cello, viola da gamba
Kate Aldridge violone
Inga Maria Klaucke recorder and bassoon
Warwick Cole harpsichord