Anonymity at BBC Latitude Festival
Jul
19
to Jul 20

Anonymity at BBC Latitude Festival

The Portrait Choir, New Century Baroque, Gregory Batsleer

'Anonymity’ an exploration of the loneliness and isolation experienced during war times. This multi-sensory event will combine evocative wartime sights and sounds, excerpts from Handel’s War Oratorios, and readings from letters and poems written by soldiers from the First World War. The Portrait Choir will be joined by a team of actors and period instrument ensemble, New Century Baroque. 

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Mar
30
7:30pm 7:30pm

Newbury Anniversary Concert

Since 2010 New Century Baroque has performed and recorded around Europe and now they return to Newbury to present a potpourri programme of their favourite music from Telemann, Brescianello and Rebel. Join NCB where it all began four years ago for a great musical celebration!

Tickets £10.00 including refreshments. All donations welcome in aid of current and future NCB projects.

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Anonymity at National Portrait Gallery
Mar
30
1:00pm 1:00pm

Anonymity at National Portrait Gallery

The Portrait Choir, New Century Baroque, Gregory Batsleer

'Anonymity’ an exploration of the loneliness and isolation experienced during war times. This multi-sensory event will combine evocative wartime sights and sounds, excerpts from Handel’s War Oratorios, and readings from letters and poems written by soldiers from the First World War. The Portrait Choir will be joined by a team of actors and period instrument ensemble, New Century Baroque. 

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Anonymity at National Portrait Gallery
Mar
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

Anonymity at National Portrait Gallery

The Portrait Choir, New Century Baroque, Gregory Batsleer

'Anonymity’ an exploration of the loneliness and isolation experienced during war times. This multi-sensory event will combine evocative wartime sights and sounds, excerpts from Handel’s War Oratorios, and readings from letters and poems written by soldiers from the First World War. The Portrait Choir will be joined by a team of actors and period instrument ensemble, New Century Baroque. 

 

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Anonymity at National Portrait Gallery
Mar
29
11:00am11:00am

Anonymity at National Portrait Gallery

The Portrait Choir, New Century Baroque, Gregory Batsleer

'Anonymity’ an exploration of the loneliness and isolation experienced during war times. This multi-sensory event will combine evocative wartime sights and sounds, excerpts from Handel’s War Oratorios, and readings from letters and poems written by soldiers from the First World War. The Portrait Choir will be joined by a team of actors and period instrument ensemble, New Century Baroque. 

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Chaos and Order
Nov
27
5:00pm 5:00pm

Chaos and Order

Chaos and Order at the European meeting dedicated to supporting young early music ensembles. Music from Rebel, Zelenka and Brescianello

Three short public performances by three young European ensembles supported by the Ambronay Cultural Encounter Centre.

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Chaos and Order at Brugge Fringe
Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Chaos and Order at Brugge Fringe

Works by Rebel, Zelenka & Brescianello

New Century Baroque presents a concert of Chaos and Order.  Two major works from Jean-Féry Rebel, Jan Dismas Zelenka, exploring the natural elements and human nature, framed by sparkling music by Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello. At the pivotal point of this programme is Rebel’s bold, progressive work ‘Les Elements’. Rebel then a 71 year old man in 1737 describes the introduction to his work as

‘… Chaos itself; that confusion which reigned among the Elements before the moment when, subject to immutable laws, they assumed
their prescribed places within the natural order.’ 

Through Zelenka’s work ‘Hipocondrie’ we move on from creation to Humanity. One of six concerti written in Prague in 1723, ‘Hipocondrie’ or Hypochondria is a type of malady, an affliction of enduring pain and suffering, in spite of an appearance of being in good health. One might think this theme seems impossible to portray through music, but Zelenka masters it beautifully.

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Chaos and Order in Ambronay Festival
Aug
10
5:00pm 5:00pm

Chaos and Order in Ambronay Festival

Works by Rebel, Zelenka & Brescianello

Soloists: Irma Niskanen and Zoë Matthews

New Century Baroque presents a concert of Chaos and Order.  Two major works from Jean-Féry Rebel, Jan Dismas Zelenka, exploring the natural elements and human nature, framed by sparkling music by Giuseppe Antonio Brescianello. At the pivotal point of this programme is Rebel’s bold, progressive work ‘Les Elements’. Rebel then a 71 year old man in 1737 describes the introduction to his work as

‘… Chaos itself; that confusion which reigned among the Elements before the moment when, subject to immutable laws, they assumed
their prescribed places within the natural order.’ 

Through Zelenka’s work ‘Hipocondrie’ we move on from creation to Humanity. One of six concerti written in Prague in 1723, ‘Hipocondrie’ or Hypochondria is a type of malady, an affliction of enduring pain and suffering, in spite of an appearance of being in good health. One might think this theme seems impossible to portray through music, but Zelenka masters it beautifully.

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