CAFÉ ZIMMERMAN : Florilegium

@ Stromness Town Hall

7 Ticket £20.00. Concession £18.00, Birsay picnic £17.50 SOLD OUT.

CAFÉ ZIMMERMAN : Florilegium

June 17, 2023 at 1:30pm. Duration: 105 minutes

Stromness Town Hall, 2, 10 Church Rd, Stromness KW16 3BA

Ashley Solomon Director


J.S. Bach                                   Trio sonata BWV1038

Georg Philip Telemann        Cantata Ihr volker hort

C.P.E. Bach                               Duett in G major

J.S. Bach                                    Music from the Coffee cantata

Georg Philip Telemann         Paris Quartet in e,

George Frederic Handel       Various German Arias

A lunchtime concert surveying music by Titans of German music and the coffee house in Leipzig which hosted many of Bach’s secular cantatas including the Coffee Cantata.   Located in 14 Katharinen Strasse the coffeehouse, by hosting concerts, allowed ladies to attend though they were not allowed without the music.   Bach directed the concerts in this establishment and they were obviously accompanied by food and drink.  Here we have a selection of composers associated with the café or repertoire popular in the day.

There will be a 30 minute interval to have lunch and picnic boxes created by the Birsay Bay Tea Rooms can be added to your ticket price for consumption in the interval.

The Picnic  lunch box will contain a mixture of sweet and savoury items: quiche or rolls, cakes and scones. Served with tea, coffee or cold drinks. There will be a vegetarian option available.  Please be aware that the picnic boxes may contain or come into contact with common allergens, such as dairy, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, soya and wheat. 

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