Please note: This concert is in the past and has already taken place.


St John's Smith Square
Smith Square
City of Westminster



Alessandro ScarlattiLa Fenice
Antonio VivaldiTrio Sonata, Op.1 no.8
Antonio VivaldiLungi dal vago volto, RV 680
George Frideric HandelGloria in Excelsis Deo
George Frideric HandelSinfonia in B-flat major, HWV 339
Arcangelo CorelliTrio Sonata, Op.4 no.8
Arcangelo CorelliTrio Sonata, Op.3 no.12


Nicki Kennedy – soprano

The Brook Street Band

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Programme Note

Rome, Venice and Naples – Handel’s Italian legacy

(With Nicki Kennedy - soprano)

3 years, 3 cities and a complete change of direction. Italy inspired Handel with the music and rite of the Catholic church, not to mention the glamorous world of opera, giving him an early taste of stardom. In his early 20s, Handel was beguiled, swept up in a world of palaces, Cardinals and divas. ‘Rome, Venice and Naples’ explores repertoire by Handel and his Italian contemporaries, sacred and secular, always dramatic, which established these composers as titans of the Italian music scene.

There will be a pre-concert talk at 2.15pm

The Brook Street Band

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