Katy Bircher & James Johnstone ~ The Flute Sonatas & Partita of J.S. Bach

Katy Bircher ~ baroque flute
James Johnstone ~ harpsichord
The Flute Sonatas & Partita of J.S.Bach

Programme to include:
Sonata in e for flute & continuo, BWV 1034

Sonata in A for flute & concertante harpsichord, BWV 1032
Partita in a for unaccompanied flute, BWV 1013
Sonata in b for flute & concertante harpsichord, BWV 1030
Of unfailingly remarkable quality, all these works exploit the full potential of an instrument which was only just coming into its own when they were written as it superseded the recorder. The concert will include a selection from the six sonatas and, in addition, the A minor Partita for solo flute. Katy Bircher is established as a specialist of early flutes, performing with such groups as The Gabrieli Consort and Players, Concerto Copenhagen, The Dunedin Consort, The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and La Serenissima. Katy teaches at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and at the Centre for Early Music Performance and Research at Birmingham University. For more than two decades James Johnstone has been active as a soloist and continuo player, performing and recording with all the major UK-based period instrument ensembles, as well as groups in Germany, Canada, Italy and Holland. He appears on twenty-two recordings on Deutsche Grammophon with the Gabrieli Consort and Players and ten discs with Florilegium on Channel Classics. James is professor of early keyboards at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance.

Saturday 16th May 2020 - 7.30pm
£23.00 / £21.00 / £17.00
Church of St Mary
Church Lane
TN26 2NQ