Celebrated trumpeter Alison Balsom with trumpet held across her shoulders

Music for the Royal Fireworks with Alison Balsom

Alison Balsom, trumpet
The Balsom Ensemble


Biber Sonata à 7 for six trumpets, timpani and continuo
Torelli Concerto in D major
Löwe von Eisenach Two pieces for two trumpets and continuo
JS Bach Extracts from Christmas Oratorio
Purcell Funeral Sentences and Music for the Funeral of Queen Mary
Purcell Sonata for trumpet and strings Z.850
JS Bach Jesus bleibt meine Freude (Chorale from the Cantata, Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben BWV 147)
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks (HWV 351)


Celebrated trumpeter Alison Balsom brings her own virtuoso ensemble of six natural trumpets, strings, organ, theorbo and timpani to perform a dazzling programme of great baroque masterpieces and beloved classics.

Widely acknowledged as one of the greatest trumpeters of her generation, Alison Balsom has established a multi-faceted career as a hugely popular soloist on the international concert stage. She has been awarded a Gramophone Award for Artist of the Year, three Classic BRIT Awards, a Nordoff Robbins Silver Clef Award, and has performed as a soloist at the Last Night of the Proms. In 2016 she was awarded the OBE for services to music.

This concert is kindly supported by Geoffrey and Caroline de Jager

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Jun 26 2020


8:00 pm - 9:45 pm


£30 | £25 | £20 | £5 (under 18s)

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Christ Church Cathedral


Christ Church Cathedral
Oxford OX1 1DP