"[The performance] was a life enhancing jewel in the sea of mediocrity which surrounds us!"
Christine Stanton (2014)
Honorary Patron - Sir Alan Langlands: Musical Director - Peter Holman: Chorus Master - Clive McClelland
Leeds Baroque 2016 - directed by Peter Holman
Note New Venue:
Sunday 20 November 3:00pm
Howard Assembly Room
at Opera North
46 New Briggate, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS1 6NU
A Portrait of Heinrich Biber
(1644 – 1704)
Leeds Baroque Choir & Orchestra
directed by Peter Holman
by Dr Tassilo Erhardt
Heinrich Biber (1644-1704) was the greatest Austrian composer of the seventeenth century, to be ranked with his contemporaries Marc-Antoine Charpentier in France and Henry Purcell in England. The centrepiece of this concert is Biber’s Missa Sancti Henrici, a mature masterpiece written in 1696 with a selection of Biber’s secular instrumental music, including a virtuosic suite for two scordatura violins and continuo, the remarkable Battalia, and the popular Night watchman’s Serenade.
Biber has long been one of director Peter Holman’s favourite composers, and this concert is an appropriate way of celebrating his 70th birthday.
TICKETS: £18 / £16 advance booking saver (T&C apply), students and young people FREE - Booking Information http://concerts.leeds.ac.uk/
A view from the flutes: Rehearsals for Concert Spirituel. Photo Byron Mahoney
Leeds Baroque Choir & Orchestra is a period instrument performance group directed by Peter Holman. We specialise in music of the 17th and 18th centuries and give 3/4 concerts a year. Find out more...
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Peter Holman on
The Early Music Show
Sunday 9 October 2016
2:00pm BBC Radio 3
Peter joins presenter Lucie Skeaping, violinist Catherine Mackintosh and Nick Wilson, author of The Art of Re-enchantment - Making Early Music in the Modern Age to discuss how Radio 3 helped shape the Early Music movement.
LEEDS BAROQUE at HOWARD ASSEMBLY ROOM!
As part of the University of Leeds International Concert Series, Leeds Baroque are taking their “Portrait of Heinrich Biber” programme ((Nov 20 ) to the Howard Assembly Room in the heart of the City of Leeds.
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