Chamber music

Oxford Chamber Music Society

Sunday concerts at 3pm in the historic Holywell Music Room

Oxford Chamber Music Society

The London Handel Players

Sunday 3 December 2023 at 3pm


Masterpieces of European Baroque

We are very sorry to announce that the Ensemble Molière has had to cancel their concert due to a medical emergency. We hope to be able to reschedule a performance of their wonderful programme in our next season.

We are very fortunate to be able to host The London Handel Players,  a world class ensemble bringing together leading period-instrument specialists in the field of baroque chamber music.

For over twenty years, since making their debut at Handel’s parish church, St. George’s Hanover Square, as part of the London Handel Festival in 2000, the London Handel Players have thrilled audiences across the world with their performances and recordings. They appear regularly at Wigmore Hall and at many of the leading festivals in the UK, Europe and North America, performing baroque chamber music and concertos and collaborating with the world’s greatest singers.

They will play for us:

Telemann • Seconda Sonata à 4 in G minor from Six Quadri (no.4) TWV 43:g1

Hotteterre • Prelude in D major from L’Art de Preluder for flute & continuo

Leclair • Sonata à Trois No.8 in D major (Second livre)

J.S. Bach • Organ Trio in Bb major for flute, violin and bc BWV 530


Marais • (1656-1728) Suite in D major from Pièces en Trio pour les flutes, violon et dessus de viole

Duphly • Quatrième Livre de Pièces de Clavecin for solo harpsichord

Rameau • Pièces de Clavecin: Concert No.5 in D minor

Handel • Se pietà from Giulio Cesare in Egitto HWV 17 (arranged Rachel Brown)

Rachel Brown (flute), Adrian Butterfield (violin), Gavin Kibble (cello and viola da gamba), Silas Wollston (harpsichord)

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