Musick in Manchester 1744/45

Musick in Manchester 1744/45


19:30 - 21:30


St Ann's Church
St. Anns Church St. Ann Street Manchester, Manchester, M2 7LF

Event Type

Picture the scene, it’s February 1745 in Manchester. Great Britain has been through years of turmoil over who should be ruling the country.
It’s grey and it’s miserable because, after all, it’s winter in the North.

What you need is a relaxing evening of music…

This February’s Musick in Manchester concert recreates number 8 in the series of 16, originally performed on 19th February 1745.
The music comes largely from popular 18th Century composers, with any gaps in the programme filled from Manchester’s rich archives of music.

You can read more about how we recreate these concerts using research by our Artist Director, Dr Pauline Nobes, here.

Artistic Director and Baroque Violin: Pauline Nobes
Soprano: Jane Burnell
Baroque Flute: Martyn Shaw
Baroque Oboe: Mark Baigent and Cait Walker
Baroque Violins: Brendan Howell, Rebecca Howell, Andrew Taheny and James Woodrow
Baroque Viola: Alex Mitchell
Baroque Cello: Rachel Gray
Baroque Double Bass: Michael Escreet
Harpsichord: David Francis

Overture to Scipione – George Frideric Handel
‘Neptune and Amymone’, Cantata III from Three Cantatas (Walsh, [c.1731]) – George Hayden
Sonata in D Major, Op.2 (Walsh, [1732]) – Johann J. Quantz
Suite No. 5 in B Minor from ‘Sets of Lessons for the Harpsichord’ (1732) – Richard Jones
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op 3/4 (Walsh, [1732]) – Francesco Geminiani


Overture to Tamerlano – George Frideric Handel
`Non è più tempo` (Tamerlano) – George Frideric Handel
Concerto a cinque in G major, Op. 1/3 (Walsh, c.1725) – Carlo Tessarini
Sonata in G minor, Op. 3/1 – Michele Mascitti
‘Tornami a Vagheggiar’ (Alcina, 1735) – George Frideric Handel
Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6/4 – Arcangelo Corelli
Concerto Grosso in D Major, Op. 4/4 – Johann Adolph Hasse

This concert is kindly supported by Continuo Foundation.

Ticket Link here.