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Saturday 8 June, 7:30pm
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

An event causing great excitement within Sospiro, we are proud to present Bach’s mighty B minor Mass in a joint concert with the Scottish Chamber Choir. Come and join us in this rendition of one of the most famous baroque masses of all time.

J S BACH

Mass in B-minor

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Saturday 13 April, 7:30pm
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

Continuing our programme of Bach works, SOSPIRO is proud to present a selection of cantatas to fill your evening, as well as a chance for our orchestra to come to the fore in Bach’s second Brandenburg concerto.

J S BACH

Nach dir, Herr, verlanget mich BWV 150

Himmelskönig sei willkommen BWV 182

Brandenburg Concerto no. 2

Concerto for Oboe and Violin BWV 1060

Tickets £10/£8 available online or on the door.

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Saturday 4 May, 7:30pm
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

SOSPIRO explores one of Bach’s earliest cantatas, Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, as well as embarking on our first performance with baroque instruments.

UPDATED: Please note that the date of this concert has been changed to Saturday 4 May, and the venue has been changed to Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh.

J S BACH

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit (Actus Tragicus) BWV 106

Lobet den Herrn BWV230

D BUXTEHUDE

Cantate Domino BuxWV 12

Jesu Dulcis Memoria BuxWV 57

Tickets £10/£8 available online or on the door.

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SOSPIRO wishes you all a very happy 2013!

In the spring we begin our fourth season of concerts, the highlight of which will be our first performance of J.S. Bach’s monumental B-minor Mass, as well as our first foray into the world of period instruments, with a programme that continues our survey of cantatas by Bach and Buxtehude. Check back in the New Year for a complete programme!

Saturday 1 December, 7:30pm
Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh

SOSPIRO joins with the Scottish Chamber Choir to provide a festive helping of the 1742 Dublin version of Handel’s Messiah. With a stunning line-up of soloists – Emma Versteeg, soprano; Annie Mulroy, mezzo-soprano; Joe Doody, tenor; Sean Webster, bass. Get Christmas off to a magical start with the SCC and Sospiro!

G F HANDEL

Messiah HWV 56

Tickets £10/£5 (under 18s free) available online at http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/scottishchamberchoir/

Sunday 7 October, 7:45pm
St Machars Cathedral, Aberdeen

SOSPIRO travels to Aberdeen to open their 2012/2013 season with a concert of German baroque cantatas as part of the St Machars Festival of Sacred Music 2012.

J PACHABEL

Was Gott tut, das ist Wohlgetan

G P TELEMANN

Oboe Sonata in A minor

D BUXTEHUDE

Der Herr ist mit mir BuxWV 15

Jesu meines Lebens Leben BuwWV 62

J S BACH

Aus der Tiefe BWV 131

Christ lag in Todesbanden BWV 4

Tickets £10/£8 (students and under 21s free) available:

  • online
  • by telephone (01224 641122, Monday – Saturday, 9.30 – 6pm)
  • in person from the Music Hall Box Office, Aberdeen.
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