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Sunday, April 3, 2016


(Sorin Osorhean (horn), Jonas Brolin (trumpet), Ralitza Macheva (concertmaster), Michel Scheuwly (trumpet), Lubo Minkov, (bassoon), Marian van Duyker (horn) & Magrit Mutsaerts (oboe).)

Baroque 2000's new season begins on April 10 at the usual venue, the Church of the Monastery at Mariannhill and features excerpts from Suites one and two of Handel's celebrated Water Music.

Handel's great work for strings, oboes, trumpets, horns, bassoon and strings was first performed 299 years ago by musicians on a barge on the River Thames for King George the First who, with his entourage, was carried downstream alongside on his own boat.

Also on the programme are the same composer's Concerto Grosso op 6 no 8, and Vivaldi's Concerto 'per molti instrumenti', RV 574, a high-spirited work scored for strings, oboes and horns.

The concert takes place on April 10 at 11h00 (not as indicated on the street posters)

Tickets R140; subscriptions for the eight concert season are available, offering reserved seats and queue-free entry. There is plenty of free and safe parking. Enquiries to Michel on 082 303 5241, or

The funding of the 2016 Concert Series (8 performances) has been secured thanks to the generous donation by Die Rupert Musiekstigting.