|Carl Frederich Abel||Viola da gamba solo I from The Drexel Manuscript|
|Quartet in G for flute, violin, viola de gamba & cello, WKO 227|
|George Frederic Handel||Cantata: ‘Nel dolce dell’ oblio’, HWV134|
|Viola de gamba solo II from The Drexel Manuscript|
|Joseph Haydn||London Trio No. 1 in C for flute, violin & cello|
|Selection from Scottish Songs for Soprano, violin, cello and harpsichord, Hob. XXXIa|
|‘The Banks of Spey’; ‘The Ploughman’; ‘John Anderson’|
|Abel||Viola da gamba solo I from The Drexel Manuscript|
|Johann Christian Bach||Quartet No. 1 in C for flute, violin, gamba & cello, Op. 8 | B51|
|Christopher Suckling||speaker and viola da gamba|
|Rachel Brown||flute and recorder|
Following the government announcement on 14 June 2021 regarding the continuation of social distancing, this event will be going ahead as planned. We are pleased to be able to open our doors again and offer you performances in a safe environment. Click here to view some essential safety information about your visit.
When Carl Friedrich Abel met JC Bach in 1764, it was the beginning of a hugely productive collaboration and a true friendship. Both of them were composers, virtuosi, and impresarios of the highest calibre. They performed at the exclusive Bach-Abel concerts alongside the great composers of the day, caroused together as two of London’s most notorious drinkers, and were both members of Queen Charlotte’s Chamber Band.
Join us for an evening of of arias and instrumental pieces written by four of London’s most famous musical immigrants: Bach, Abel, Handel and Haydn. Expect virtuosity, verbosity and a lot of heavy drinking.