Musick in Manchester 1744/45


19:30 - 21:30


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

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Manchester Baroque Season 2021-22 Closing Concert

A re-creation of the first Manchester subscription concert series, 1744/45 

Musick in Manchester 1744/45 recreates the first ever public concert series known to have been given in Manchester, prefiguring the remarkable musical tradition that accompanied Manchester’s development into one of Europe’s leading industrial cities. Remarkable, and until now underrepresented, the series includes sixteen concert programmes, which survive in a literary transcript by John Harland written a century later in 1844. Through research by Dr Pauline Nobes, many works can be identified directly, but we also utilise Manchester’s archives, most notably the extraordinary collection of Cardinal Ottoboni, housed at Manchester’s Henry Watson Library, bringing to light a significant amount of neglected music.

Join us for the third concert in our series, which recreates the original concert first performed on 9th July 1745. Tickets for concerts at St Ann’s Church are priced from £5 to £20 with discounts on some tickets for the over 65s, young people and the unwaged.

We are delighted to acknowledge the support of the Continuo Foundation.


George Frideric Handel – Overture to Tamerlano (1722)

George Frideric Handel – ‘Dal crudel che m’ha tradita’ from Tamerlano

Arcangelo Corelli – Ciaccona in G major, Op. 2 No.12 (1685)

George Frideric Handel – Water Music



Samuel Howard – Overture to The Amorous Goddess (1744)

Arcangelo Corelli – Trio Sonata in e minor, Op. 1, No.2 (1681)

Samuel Howard – ‘Amidst these melancholy shades’ (recit.) ‘Music all your powers prove’ (aria) from The Amorous Goddess

Georg Frederick Handel – Sonata in A major (1727)

Johann Adolf Hasse – Concerto VI in D major, Op. 4 (1741)