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June Highlights

The London Handel Players return to the International Händel-Festspiele Göttingen on 4 June, and play at the Tilford Bach Festival over the weekend of 6-8 June

Ruth Holton joins Malcolm Bilson for a CPE Bach anniversary recital at the Bachfest Leipzig on 15 June – they’re also at the Cobbe Collection at Hatchlands Park on 11 June

The Gregynog Festival’s Montgomery Battle Day on 21 June includes fanfares and a concert by The City Musick as well as a dance workshop/demonstration with Steven Player and Adrian Butterfield and a recital by Carole Cerasi

Ensemble Marsyas launch their new CD of music by Fasch with a Wigmore Hall Coffee Concert on 22 June

Consortium5 play for the Northern Aldborough Festival on 17 June and at Colourscape at Waddesdon Manor on 29 June and The City Musick give a lunchtime concert at St John’s Smith Square on 26 June

A flurry of excellent reviews and comments for juice following their May performances including the Hepworth Wakefield: “The evening event was absolutely fantastic, and Juice's performance extraordinary - totally perfect for the gallery spaces.  The audience feedback has been terrific”… “The concert was excellent, the voices worked so beautifully in our rather generous acoustic. And the audience loved it. Many thanks to you and Juice for a brilliant event!” and “juice…are consummate musicians, and together they can tease out the most subtle and intricate of colours, harmonies and rhythms in the songs they sing. Their command of extended vocal techniques is superb and I love hearing them sing together.” (Wales Arts Review)
And juice’s new CD Laid Bare: Love Songs is released on 2 June by nonclassical

Steven Devine has two new recordings just released: Bach’s Italian Concerto and French Overture on Chandos, and the first volume of his complete works of Rameau on Resonus (download only) - “Beyond any shadow of doubt, if you like your Bach on harpsichord this is a disc you simply must have on your wish-list. Steven Devine is his own man when it comes to performance, but his playing avoids artificiality while introducing plenty of individual character. The recording is detailed and crisp without being over-direct and fatiguing, and Chandos’s presentation is beyond reproach.” (Music-Web International)


Posted on June 1st 2014