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Sparkling Baroque Concert

2nd December 2023 @ 7:30 pm

Saturday 2nd December 2023
7.30pm, St John’s Church, Carrington, NG5 2DP 

The church is easy to find, situated on the right hand side of the Mansfield Road heading out of Nottingham towards Sherwood. There is plenty of on-street parking close by and we have arranged that we have the use of the well lit car park, which is situated just past the church. 

The Performers

Nottingham Chamber Singers
Nottingham Classical Players

Angela Kay conductor, Rachel Parkes soloist

The Music

A concert full of musical sparkle! A programme of sparkling, joyful and uplifting music for Advent and Christmas from the ‘Baroque’ period (1600-1750), with seasonal motets and festive extracts from Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Handel’s Messiah.

The audience will also encounter less familiar composers of equally glorious music – Buxtehude, Schütz, Bassano – and of course Gabrieli, one of the most influential musicians of his time. Gabrieli represents the culmination of the Venetian style as the musical idiom throughout Europe shifted from Renaissance to Baroque, particularly in Germany, Bach’s homeland and the birthplace of Handel. 

For a flavour of the exhilarating style that is Baroque, click on the link to listen on YouTube to the opening of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio

And by way of a contrast, enjoy Handel’s tranquil ‘Pifa’ from Messiah.


Full £14, Concession £13, Child/Student £5

Tickets are available to buy on the door.


2nd December 2023
7:30 pm
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St John’s Church, Carrington


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