Events

Handel in Rome

Soprano Nardus Williams and guest director Benjamin Bayl join us for a fiery, all-Handel programme, delving into the extraordinary music he composed while in Rome. This is where Handel mastered his mature Italian style, its richness and theatricality a defiant reaction to a papal ban on opera that in turn saw his cantatas and oratorios become glorious, virtuosic showcases.

A New Year’s Celebration

Join us in London as we celebrate Christmas and New Year at the Wigmore Hall, delving into some of the extraordinary music composed for the festive season. And for New Year’s Eve, what else but Bach? Two of his most lavishly scored Christmas cantatas will see us through to the end of the year in fittingly celebratory style.

Schutz: The Christmas Story

Join us in London as we celebrate Christmas and New Year at the Wigmore Hall, delving into some of the extraordinary music composed for the festive season. Schütz’s Italianate setting of the Christmas Story is one of the masterpieces of the early Baroque, paired here with works by Schütz’s teacher Giovanni Gabrieli, and by two of his pupils, Alessandro Grandi and David Pohle.