Bach Jesu, nun sei gepreiset – ‘Jesus, now be praised’ BWV41
Charlotte Shaw soprano
Helen Charlston alto
Nick Pritchard tenor
Dingle Yandell bass
Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
Professor Alan Fitzsimmons
The Mystery of ‘Oumuamua
Marvel at our extraordinary universe and the music of Bach with our new Sunday morning series for inquiring and curious minds, with divine music, lively conversation and stimulating science.
In January, we launch Kings Place’s Venus Unwrapped series with a concert of music by 17th century Venetian composer, Barbara Strozzi.
If you’ve never heard her music before, we really think it’s worth a listen. So we’ve compiled some of the best of it into the Spotify playlist below.Read More
Lots of you have been asking for a listen again option for our Bach, the Universe and Everything series at Kings Place, so here it is!Read More
Here’s the programme for our first concert in Kings Place’s Turning Points series – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on Saturday 11 February. You can also pick up a copy free of charge on the night itself.
The programme includes the sonnets Vivaldi wrote to accompany each of the four concertos, and director Kati Debretzeni’s notes on how to play them.Read More
Ahead of our Turning Points: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concert at Kings Place on Sat 11 February, Kati Debretzeni takes an in depth look at Vivaldi’s innovative writing for the violin.Read More
The Choir of the Age of Enlightenment performs its first solo a capella concert.Read More
We’re an orchestra, so we love concerts. But because the traditional concert format is great for some people and not for others, we often ask ourselves the question, “how could concerts be different?” Ten years ago, we looked at the informal ways people used to listen to classical music and created The Night Shift, our rule-breaking late night format.Read More
Finishing around 8.30pm, our Kings Place concert is the perfect aperitif for a sophisticated New Year’s Eve in the heart of Kings Cross and Camden.
So, if you’re planning on sticking around after the chamber music and Viennese dances, here are our top local tips to keep you entertained to midnight and beyond.Read More
It’s only one week until our Southbank Season starts, but before then you can join us for a refresher at our headquarters in King’s Cross.Read More
As I end my three-month placement within the OAE as the Marketing and Press trainee, I have compiled a list of the 5 reasons YOU should apply for the position.Read More
On Saturday 12th October we took part in the annual Guardian event The Big Draw at Kings Place. Two OAE musicians; Katherine Spencer (clarinet) and Joanna Lawrence (violin), supplied the music for the ‘draw what you hear’ workshops.Read More
This year, our popular New Years concerts return to Kings Place on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, to welcome in twenty fourteen with music that’s even more rousing than Auld Lang Syne, and the good news is a) it doesn’t matter if you’re hung over and b) we won’t make you hold hands and sing along.Read More
A chance to hear some of the audience reactions to the third and final part of our Kings Place ‘Bach Unwrapped’ series ‘Cantatas and Brandenburg Concertos’.Read More
Soprano Helen-Jane Howells joined us on Friday for the last edition in our Cantatas and Brandenburg Concertos series. We caught up with her after the show, for a chat about rituals and Ska music.Read More
Countertenor David Allsopp joins us on 17 May for the third and final instalment in our Bach journey, at Kings Place.Read More
Tenor Guy Cutting joins us on 17 May for the third and final instalment of Bach’s Cantatas and Brandenburg Concertos. He took a break from rehearsals to speak with us about some of the simpler things in life.Read More
On 19 April, we performed on the Kings Place stage for the second of our three Cantatas and Brandenburg Concertos concerts.Read More
As we prepare for the next in our series of three concerts at Kings Place celebrating the musical genius of J.S Bach (coming up tomorrow night), we caught up with conductor John Butt to find out more about the composer himself and what makes him so special.
For full information and booking details, visit the event page.Read More
Mezzo-soprano Sally Bruce-Payne joins us at Kings Place, on 19 April, for Bach Unwrapped: Cantatas and Brandenburg Concertos. We asked her to take our speed interview, here’s what she had to say.Read More
We hope you enjoyed our OAE TOTS go Wind today- it was fabulous to see so many music makers at Kings Place on a snowy Saturday morning!
If you grown-ups would like to know what you heard and maybe listen again at home, here’s a list of some of the music we played:
Anon (songs) Wind, wind, blow the clouds/Rock-a-bye baby
Vilano Ground bass
Corette Rondeau from Sonata 1 Op. 2
Philidor Marche de La Calote
Keller 3rd movement from Sonata in C
Engels Nachtigall or Bird Fancyer’s delight
Handel Country Dance from Water Music
Purcell Wondrous Machine
Bach Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio
If you’d like more information about OAE Education and future TOTS concerts, visit our Education section.Read More