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78. Coffee Concert

Sunday 5 July 2020

11:00 am

12:15 pm

St. Brendan’s Church


©Dario Luisi

Aminta e Fillide is one only seven cantatas that Handel composed for more than one singer. Aminta is a shepherd who woos and (unusually for these cantatas) eventually wins the shepherdess Fillide. The first performance is thought to have taken place in Prince Ruspoli gardens (Handel was good at snaring aristocratic patrons) at the first meeting of the Arcadian Academy with Margherita Durastanti taking one of the roles. There are ten arias with recitatives and the duet to finish. Pure delight from beginning to end.

All works performed by Contrasto Armonico Rachel Kelly Beatrice Palumbo

Composer Work
Handel Aminta e Fillide

St. Brendan’s Church

This beautiful old church was built in 1818, and is Church of Ireland. It was designed by Henry Edward Kendall, and is gothic style. It's situated in the centre of...

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