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11th April 2017

TUESDAY 11 APRIL 2PM, 4.30PM and 7PM

The Charterhouse
Charterhouse Square
London, EC1M 6AN

Handel        Overture Ariodante HWV 33
Bach           Orchestral Suite No.2 in B minor BWV 1067


Bach          Schweigt stille, plaudert nicht ('Coffee Cantata') BWV 211
                  sung in a new English translation by Carla Blackwood

Little Baroque Company

Helen Kruger & Anna Curzon violins
Nichola Blakey viola
Anthony Albrecht cello
Eva Caballero flute
Pippa Macmillan double bass

Katarzyna Kowalik harpsichord

Nina Lejderman soprano      Lieschen (Lisa)
Richard Latham baritone     Schlendrian
Andrew Glover tenor            Narrator

Elizabeth Gadsby designer

Jacqueline Dossor concept

Special performances for Handel Supporters, including Friends of the London Handel Festival

2pm (with coffee & cake)
4.30pm (with coffee & cake)
7pm (with wine & nibbles)

Decadence, drama and delight - Bach's Coffee Cantata as you've never seen it before and a command performance just for Handel Supporters and their guests by exclusive arrangement at the Charterhouse. Fully costumed, this colourfully staged show, specially adapted to the historic Great Chamber, will present Bach's comic cantata depicting the rise of the coffee house in the 18th century.  A wonderfully immersive performance!  Refreshments will be served after each performance, when there will also be the opportunity to join a guided tour of Charterhouse by one of the resident brothers.

The Little Baroque Company chose to commission a new translation of the Coffee Cantata text by Carla Blackwood, aimed to engage with a modern audience. The text has been updated to reveal that the modern obsession with coffee is just as it was 250 years ago.

The Charterhouse is one of London’s great survivals with over 660 years of history to its name. Over the centuries the Charterhouse has been a Carthusian monastery, a great Tudor mansion and Europe’s most well endowed charity, functioning as both an Almshouse and school. The charity remains the Charterhouse’s main purpose to this day offering a community for elderly people in financial and social need. Handel would no doubt have visited, as his great friend Johann Christoph Pepusch was resident organist there from 1737 until his death in 1752. Tickets to the performance will include a guided tour.

£30 for 2pm/4.30pm performances for Handel Supporters (£40 for guests) - unreserved seating
£40 for 7pm performance for Handel Supporters (£50 for guests) - unreserved seating

Please note that only Handel Supporters (including Friends) can make a booking for this date, but they are welcome to bring guests with them.



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