Date: 10th-15th May 2016
Tickets: On sale early 2016
Tuesday 10th – Sunday 15th May 2016
The 2016 Oxford Early Music Festival will open with Trevor Pinnock and friends performing trio sonatas by Purcell, Corelli and Handel in the beautiful acoustic of St John the Evangelist church. Handel’s genius is further celebrated with a performance of one of his best-loved oratorios Israel in Egypt. By contrast, Francesco Durante’s (1684 – 1755) Requiem has lain dormant for centuries. Stephen Darlington’s new edition of this unjustly neglected work receives its premiere in the Festival in a performance by Christ Church Cathedral Choir and Oxford Baroque.
Opportunities to join in abound, with a ‘come and sing’ workshop of Tallis’s mighty 40 part motet Spem in Alium, and a chance to try sound experiments with unusual early instruments and read from early notation. More details to follow.