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Handel the Cosmopolitan

Saturday 08 October 2022

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Handel as you’ve never heard him: a genre-spanning, continent-crossing cosmopolitan, brought vividly to life by The Assembled Company.

Born in Germany, trained in Italy, and British by choice, George Frideric Handel was nothing if not cosmopolitan, and yet his music was powerfully and unmistakably his own. Founded in 2020, James Way’s dynamic new ensemble The Assembled Company thrives on that sort of creative diversity. Today they come together with Rachel Podger and Rowan Pierce – both names to be reckoned with in the world of baroque performance – to rediscover Handel’s gloriously tuneful German Arias (in a new translation by Jeremy Sams), as well as two Italian cantatas that might sound surprisingly familiar: his Messiah cantatas, containing recognisable versions of favourite music that was incorporated into the great oratorio and proving that wherever he travelled Handel never missed a trick…


Handel – Nine German Arias 
Handel – Cantata HWV 182a

Caro autor di mia doglia
No, che d’altrui che
Dagli amori flagellata

Handel – Cantata, ‘No, di voi non vo’ fidarmi’ HWV 189
Handel – Cantata, ‘Quel fio che all’alba ride’ HWV 192 


The Assembled Company
James Way Artistic director/ Tenor
Rowan Pierce Soprano
Rachel Podger Violin

HP Futures is a concert series in collaboration with St Martin-in-the-Fields and artist management company HarrisonParrott.


Dates, Times & Book

Sat 08 Oct 7:30 PM £35/£30/£25/£16/£10 Book

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