On Wednesday 25th May, there was a concert for two harpsichords in the College Chapel, performed by Thomas Allery and Nathaniel Mander. Two copies of historical instruments were heard in the college chapel in music for, and arranged for, two harpsichords. The concert opened with a performance of Bach’s third Orchestral Suite in D Major (BWV 1068), and featured music by Buxtehude, Couperin, ending with Bach’s Concerto in C (BWV 1061).
The two instruments that the audience enjoyed hearing in the chapel were models of original historic harpsichords. One was a copy of a French instrument from 1769 by Pascal Taskin and made by Keith Hill. The other was a copy of an instrument made by Pierre Donzelague in 1711, made by Mackinnon and Waitzman in 1997. Many thanks to Simon Neal for providing and tuning the harpsichords.