The performance is part of VOCES8’s Live from London festival
The Academy of Ancient Music is to return to the concert stage for its first performance since the UK lockdown began. The performance will take place on 15 August 2020 at 7pm (BST) at the VOCES8 Centre in the City of London, conducted by the ensemble’s Music Director Richard Egarr. There will be no audience present.
Featuring works by Purcell, Vivaldi, Marcello, Bach and Handel, the concert is part of VOCES8’s Live from London festival, in which a programme from a different ensemble will be broadcast in HD every Saturday for 10 weeks, starting from 1 August. Participating ensembles include The Sixteen, I Fagiolini, The Swingles and Stile Antico.
AAM Chief Executive Alexander Van Ingen commented: ‘It’s a wonderful feeling to be heading towards making live music together again after such a long time apart. Re-uniting AAM’s key players in a programme featuring our principals performing some of baroque music’s greatest concertos, we hope that this will be a welcome sign of ‘green shoots’ for audiences online, signalling the start of the return of musicians and great performances to live concerts in the UK. We’re thrilled to be sharing an innovative online festival stage with such great choral ensembles, and warmly encourage you to buy a season ticket for Live from London.’
Social distancing will be observed between members of the orchestra, and there will be no woodwind or brass sections present. Tickets can be purchased at the following link to access a live HD stream of the performance: www.aam.co.