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Sunday, December 11, 2016


(David Snaith (viola) & Ralitza Macheva (violin & director) with Cecilia di Cecco (cello), seated)

Baroque 2000's last concert of the year, with Christmas pieces from the Baroque repertoire, takes place on December 18 at the Church of the Monastery, Mariannhill.

Corrette's Symphonie contenant les plus beaux Noƫls no 4 - incorporates Christmas carols from America, Germany and France. In Vivaldi's violin concerto in E major, il Riposo - per il Santissimo Natale (for the most holy birth), the soloist will be Ralitza Macheva. Torelli's Christmas concerto, and Corelli's concerto for Christmas night are the other seasonal items.

The other works are Torelli's Sonata in D for trumpet, G9, soloist Michel Schneuwly, and Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, the much-loved Cantata excerpt often performed at Christmas.

The concert takes place at 11h30 on December 18 at the Church of the Monastery, Mariannhill. Tickets R140 at the door, and the Monastery tea garden will be open for breakfasts and lunches.  Parking is free and safe.

Subscriptions are now available for the eight concerts of  2017, the ensemble's 20th birthday year.  More information from Michel: 082 303 5241 or at