Corelli – Concerto Grosso in G minor, Op. 6/8 ‘Christmas’
Barbara Strozzi – L’Eraclito amoroso
John Blow – Act II Dances from Venus and Adonis
Purcell – ‘Dido’s Lament’ from Dido and Aeneas Z 626
J.S. Bach – ‘Double’ Concerto for Two Violins in D minor, BWV 1043
Handel – ‘Some dire event hangs o’er our heads…Scenes of horror’ from Jephtha HWV 70
Vivaldi – ‘Vedrò con mio diletto’ from Giustino RV 717
Handel – ‘Dover, giustizia, amor’ from Ariodante HWV 33
Helen Charlston – Mezzo Soprano
Lucy Jeal & Dominic Moore – Solo Violins
Jonatan Bougt – Theorbo
Madeleine Venner – Founding Conductor
Tickets £17, £5 under 25s on line via this link and from Beckenham Bookshop 42 High Street BR3 1AY and St George’s Parish Office 9.30am to 2.30pm Monday to Friday
Beckenham’s Professional Orchestra
The St. George’s Chamber Orchestra (SGCO) was founded in 2004 as the professional orchestra for the South East in order to give local music lovers the opportunity to hear orchestral concerts of the highest standard on their own doorstep, and indeed for the musicians to enjoy making music together on their own doorstep!
The orchestra is drawn from an extraordinarily talented, experienced and versatile pool of musicians, a large number of whom are past winners of prestigious awards and musical competitions in the UK and elsewhere. Many either are or have been members of the leading London orchestras and a significant number are principals in those orchestras. Many others are members of Britain’s best known chamber ensembles.
St. George’s has a long, strong and respected musical heritage, and boasts one of the finest church choirs in the UK. With its spaciousness, good acoustics and warm friendly atmosphere the church is an ideal venue for a chamber orchestra.