Both of these works were written for celebration: Purcell for Queen Mary’s birthday and Handel for the Treaty of Utrecht, marking the end of the War of the Spanish Succession.
This is glorious music, teeming with anticipation, energetic and full of brilliant orchestral colouring.
Scholars Baroque Aotearoa will be performing at St Peters Anglican Church in Mt Maunganui on September 21 from 7.30pm and September 22 from 1.30pm.
Tickets can be purchased from Baycourt, Ticketek or cash at the door.
For more information, visit: www.scholarsbaroque.com
The Weekend Sun has two double passes to see Scholars Baroque Aotearoa with Jubilate Ensemble for two lucky readers.