7.00pm, Thursday 29 November, 2012
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF START TIME
Uniting musicians trained at Cambridge, the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, William Christie's Jardin des Voix
and the European Baroque Academy, Solomon's Knot is dedicated to "blowing respectful layers of dust off Baroque repertoire"
[Musical Opinion, 2010] and entertaining audiences with carefully-constructed programmes.
Their "Chamber" Messiah performance of
Handel's masterpiece with just eight singers and a tiny band, was a hit at St John's, Smith Square last year, prompting a
distinguished Handel scholar to say: To produce a wholly new version of Messiah is remarkable in itself but to infuse it with
such engagement, commitment, imagination, thoughtfulness, understanding, sensitivity, tension, energy, contrast and taste -
deserved the ovation you got and more.
Seven of Solomon's Knot's eight singers are Cambridge alumni (and five of them from Trinity).
There will be a pre-concert talk at 6.00pm on 29th November by Dr Ruth Smith, Jonathan Sells,
Julian Forbes and James Halliday. Free to ticket-holders. More »
director Jonathan Sells
Julia Kuhn, Isabel Meuser, Ivana Cetkovic, Naomi Burrel violin
Aliye Cornish, Joanne Miller viola
Henrik Persson, Corinna Connor cello
Kate Aldridge bass
Joseph McHardy organ, harpsichord
Manuel Minguillón theorbo
Hannah Bishop, Thom Hewitt trumpet
Rosemary Toll timpani
Zoe Brown, Clare Lloyd soprano
Michal Czerniawski, Kate Symonds-Joy alto
Julian Forbes, Thomas Herford tenor
Tim Dickinson, Jonathan Sells bass