Our soloists Joel Raymond and Chris Hartland are already very much part of team-Baroque, and are both exquisite players as well as being great friends, so this was always going to be fun!
Additionally this year our mini-tour programme featured another friend of the group, a soprano with a stunning voice - soprano Sarahjane Stephen. Her technical ability and musicianship was tested to the full as she performed the 2 winning compositions from this year's Losh-Atkinson Historic Sounds Composition Competition as well as some sparkling Handel and part of a Bach cantata with the oboe da caccias.
Handel - The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Albinoni - Concerto for 2 Oboes Op.9 no.3
Patrick Gardner - Catnata
Handel – ‘Da tempeste’ from Guilio Cesare
Heinichen - Concerto for 2 oboes
JS Bach - Cantata BWV179 aria "Liebster Gott, erbarme dich"
Philipp Spatling - My beloved Jeoffry
Vivaldi - Concerto for 2 oboes RV 535