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The Herschel Trio at Christmas
The Herschel Trio at Christmas
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  • York Early Music Christmas Festival 8th - 16th December 2017
  • with Claire Wilkinson and Cecilia Bernardini
  • Telemann Series 2017 (III)
  • Saturday 2nd December | 7.30pm
    The Herschel Trio: Music for Advent and Christmas

    Telemann Series 2017 (III)
    £18.00 (concessions £16.00, students £6.00)
    St Olave's Church, Marygate
    Concert by Candlelight: Cantatas and Chamber Music by Georg Philipp Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach
    Claire Wilkinson mezzo soprano
    Cecilia Bernardini violin
    Graham O’Sullivan flute
    Susanna Pell viola da gamba
    Mie Hayashi harpsichord

    The Herschel Trio are delighted to be joined by mezzo soprano Claire Wilkinson and violinist Cecilia Bernardini, in a programme including Advent and Christmas cantatas and chamber works by Telemann and Johann Sebastian Bach.
    The candlelit concert is the final concert in the Herschel Trio's series of concerts celebrating the music of Telemann (1681-1767) in this anniversary year, and is held in the atmospheric surroundings of St Olave's Church on Marygate in York.

    J.S.Bach - Trio Sonata in G major  (BWV 1038)
    Telemann - Cantata: 'Vor des lichten Tages Schein' 
    (for 3rd Sunday of Advent)
    Telemann - Paris Quartet in D major
    - Interval -
    Telemann – Cantata: 'Jauchzet, frohlocket, der Himmel ist offen' 
    (for 2nd day of Christmas)
    J.S.Bach - Sonata for violin and obbligato harpsichord (BWV 1015)
    Telemann – Cantata: 'Muntre gedanken' (for Epiphany)
    Claire Wilkinson - mezzo soprano

    ‘All ears will be on the glorious singing of mezzo Claire Wilkinson, her soft voice is totally beguiling in this intimate repertoire’
    (The Guardian)
    ‘absolutely beguiling: Wilkinson is a wonderfully expressive singer of lovely voice and consummate skill”
    ‘I could listen to Clare Wilkinson sing the first recitative of Bach’s Christmas Cantata BWV 63 [with Dunedin Consort] all day and still be held by her individuality and insight”
    (Sinfini Music)
    ‘Nearly half the pieces feature the glorious voice of Clare Wilkinson, one of the finest early-music singers around.  Her gentle tones have a wonderful sensitivity… she has an exceptional range, her warm mezzo merging imperceptibly into a soprano…”
    (Early Music Review)
    Cecilia Bernardini – violin

    ‘An outstanding soloist’ (The Financial Times)
    ‘There are so many things to marvel at: her husky, shapely tone, her earthy way with rhythm, how she tugs playfully the top of phrases, her ability to dart in and out of ensemble textures and make the whole thing so joyously convivial” (The Scotsman, Bach Violin Concertos with the Dunedin Consort)
    ‘What playing it is. Subtly sensitive, and superbly articulated, she demonstrates a real grasp of Bach’s often complex melodic lines… Cecilia Bernardini’s two concertos highlight her individual skills. She wears her obvious technical ability lightly, focusing on the delicacies of the musical line rather than mere show”
    (Early Music Review, Bach Violin Concertos with Dunedin Consort).

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