Alison Balsom: Sound the Trumpet


Alison Balsom: Sound the Trumpet

It is with sadness that we announce that Alison Balsom has been forced to withdraw from this concert due to illness, however we’re delighted that Royal Wedding trumpeter David Blackadder has agreed to step in and ensure that the concert goes ahead. With his golden tone and impeccable technique, David has forged an immense international reputation as a baroque and classical trumpeter of the highest calibre, and we look forward to his performance with soprano Soraya Mafi and director Chad Kelly in this fabulous programme of Purcell, Handel, Haydn, Torelli and more.

Sound the Trumpet! Join the AAM for an evening of irresistible baroque mastery with celebrated trumpet soloist Alison Balsom. As one of the most highly regarded trumpeters and classical musicians of a generation, Alison has spent the last decade performing in some of the world’s most prestigious venues; collecting a number of illustrious awards en route.

Alison will be joined by duo partner – director, harpsichordist and organist Chad Kelly; a formidable continuo player and director in the world of historically-informed performance. Alongside them will be the sparkling Soraya Mafi; with her crystalline tone and effortless ability to reach spine-tinglingly high notes – Handel’s ‘Let the Bright Seraphim’ is sure to be a highlight.

With the ethereal beauty of Handel’s Eternal Source of Light Divine and Torelli’s joyous Concert for Trumpet in D Major, this concert will undoubtedly leave you feeling enlivened and inspired.

Free pre-concert talk at 6.45pm by George Kennaway.

“Above it all soars that music, played with exquisite eloquence”  FINANCIAL TIMES
Balsom is simply divine” SUNDAY TELEGRAPH
She is an astonishing virtuosa” THE TIMES

Alison Balsom - Trumpet (forced to withdraw)
David Blackadder - Trumpet
Soraya Mafi - Soprano
Chad Kelly — Director & Harpischord
Concert details
Purcell Sound the Trumpet (from Masque of Hymen)
Galuppi Alla tromba della Fama
Handel Concerto Grosso Op 1, No 1
Eternal Source of Light Divine
Oboe Concerto (arr tpt) in Bb
Venturini Sonata Grosso Op 1, No 9
Purcell Sound the Trumpet (arr Come Ye Sons of Art)
Torelli Trumpet Concerto in D
Handel Concerto Grosso Op 3, No 6
Let the Bright Seraphim
Bach Cantata: Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen
Chad Kelly Director & Harpischord
Alison Balsom Trumpet
Soraya Mafi Soprano
Concert dates
Leeds Town Hall, Leeds
Saturday, 14 March 2020 | 7.30pm
Tickets: £14-40
Box office: 0113 376 0318