"The playing, both individually and collectively, is impeccable..."

- The Early Music Review




Birmingham First United Methodist Church
1589 W Maple Road, Birmingham


“Telemann and Handel: Friends for Life”
Handel: Trio Sonata in F major, HWV 389
Telemann: Sonata for Violin and Continuo in A major, TWV 41:A6 (from Essercizii Musici)
Handel/Arr. Brown: Arias from Semele and Alcina
Telemann: Sonata for Recorder and Continuo in C major, TWV 41:C5 (from Essercizii Musici)
Handel: Harpsichord Suite No. 5 in E major, HWV 430 ("The Harmonious Blacksmith") 
Telemann: Paris Quartet No. 6 in E minor


For over fifteen years, since making their debut at Handel’s parish church, St. George’s Hanover Square, as part of the London Handel Festival in 2000, the London Handel Players have thrilled audiences across the world with their performances and recordings. They appear regularly at Wigmore Hall and at many of the leading festivals in the UK, Europe and North America, performing baroque chamber music and concertos and collaborating with the world's great singers. They have performed across Canada and the United States, making their New York debut at the Frick Museum in 2012 and returning to perform at Carnegie Hall in 2014. Their recent appearances include the Spitalfields, London Handel, Tilford Bach, Cork Early Music, Göttingen International Handel, Gregynog, Kings Lynn, Stratford, Newbury Spring, Stour, Halle International Handel, York Early Music and Brighton Early Music Festivals.

The ensemble brings a program of music never before heard on the Chamber Music Society of Detroit series. Celebrating Telemann's 250th birthday anniversary, the program is entitled "Telemann and Handel: Friends for Life," and alternates works by the two contemporaries, who met as young men and remained good friends for over sixty years.