I got attracted by this programme at St John’ Smith Square as soon as I saw it on the listing. The idea of traveling from early to late baroque using different settings of the same text Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme was really appealing to me. And then I looked at the performers and though: “hey, the Choir of King’s College! They are good. I have many recordings featuring them”.
This concert was a lovely collaboration between the Royal College of Music and the Universität Mozarteum Salzburg bringing together students from both institutions. The programme was entirely devoted to Telemann music. The ensemble shaped its size from small to large scale, having professor Ashley Solomon as conductor only for the later. The concert opened with the Overture-Suite TVW 55:E3 that was very well played with professor Solomon conducting and playing the flute a couple of times.