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Biber’s ‘Joyful Mysteries’ revealed at St Dominic’s Priory

01 December, 2017 — By Sebastian Taylor

Violinist Nicolette Moonen

It’s not often that Heinrich Biber’s exquisite 15 Mysteries of the Rosary Sonatas, composed in 1678, are performed as a set, mainly as they’re too long to fit into one concert. Super violinist Nicolette Moonen and organist Pawal Siwczak of The Bach Players are making amends by performing all of Biber’s sonatas in three candle-lit concerts at St Dominic’s Priory, Southampton Road, NW5. The first, Joyful Mysteries, is being on Saturday evening. Subsequent concerts are on February 24 (Sorrowful Mysteries) and May 12 (Glorious Mysteries).

St Dominic’s is the only church in London dedicated as a Shrine to the Holy Rosary. It is run by Domincican friers at the forefront of promoting this form of prayer for almost 800 years.

Children are very welcome at the concerts – and there’s a drink afterwards.

Biber’s Rosary or Mystery sonatas: The Bach Players, St Dominic’s Priory, Southampton Road, NW5, 7.30pm, £12/students £5/under-18s free, 07814 368045, players, or on door

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