Concert celebrates Baroque anniversary

The Baroque performers are, from left, John Green, Rita Paczian and Polly Sussex.

Delights of the Soul is the title of a concert of Baroque music that will be held at the Old Masonic Hall, in Warkworth, on Sunday, September 10.

The concert will feature music by four of the leading German High Baroque composers – J.S. Bach, Handel, Telemann and Heinichen.

This year marks the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death and the concert will feature three of his compositions as a tribute, including Triosonata in C Minor for oboe, gamba and continuo.

The programme will also include Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in C Major from The Well-Tempered Clavier and one of Handel’s beautiful Nine German Arias and his secular cantata, Venus and Adonis.

The music will be performed by Rita Paczian on mezzo and harpsichord, John Green on baroque oboe and oboe d’amore, and Polly Sussex on baroque cello and gamba. The concert will start at 3pm and tickets at the door cost $20 (cash only).



Mahurangi Matters has a double pass to Delights of the Soul. To win, just email your name and a contact number to with subject line Hausmusik, by 3pm on Friday September 8.


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