7.30 pm, Saturday 18 December, 2010
The 'Concerti for Christmas' concerts given by the 'Amicables' have become a new Cambridge tradition.
This vibrant young chamber orchestra, performing on period instruments without a conductor, is a democratic ensemble of soloists,
who thrill audiences with their superb musicianship and risk-taking energy. This year they are joined by celebrated soprano
Emily Van Evera and ‘one of the world's greatest trumpeters’, Adrian Woodward, in the splendid acoustics of Trinity College Chapel.
Their programme centres around one of Bach's most celebratory works: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen is a
magnificent five-movement setting of Psalm 51,
with highly virtuosic parts for both soprano and trumpet. This joyful work of
thanksgiving and praise will make a splendid end to CEM's year of music.
J S Bach: Jauchzet Gott! BWV 51
Telemann: Concerto for Strings in F
Schiassi: Christmas Concerto
Capel Bond: Trumpet Concerto
J S Bach: Trio Sonata in C, BWV 529
Scarlatti: Cantata Pastorale
Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim
Adrian Woodward trumpet
Lucy Russell, Véronique Matarasso violins
Kate Fawcett viola
Tim Smedley cello
Kate Aldridge bass
Martin Perkins harpsichord
Emily Van Evera soprano