Mr Handel in the Pub

Along the fine line between baroque and folk

7:30 pm | May 14th, 2022 | ca. 90 min
Burg Hardeg, Hardegsen

Off to new horizons! George Frideric Handel is a good example of how far the perspective of baroque composers could reach. Time and again, he looked beyond his own musical horizons, travelled to Italy, studied Italian music and culture there, became a Londoner by choice, grappled with French as well as German music and not only incorporated the most diverse compositional ideas into his works: melodies and dances from folk music also found their way into his compositions. In its program, the ensemble I Zefirelli demonstrates how closely folk and baroque converged in the British Isles and how wonderfully the two styles still harmonize today.

A bus transfer to the venue can be booked separately when purchasing tickets!


Traditional: Suite I from The English Dancing Master
Henry Purcell: Hornpipe e-Moll from The Old Bachelor (Z 608)
Georg Friedrich Händel: Sonate F-Dur (HWV 405)
Arcangelo Corelli: La Follia op. 5 Nr. 12 g-Moll
Georg Friedrich Händel: Dalla guerra amorosa (HWV 102a)
Traditional: Suite II from The Englisch Dancing Master


Georg Friedrich Händel: Air (Hornpipe) d-Moll (HWV 461)
Georg Friedrich Händel: Sonate d-Moll (HWV 367a)
Nicola Matteis: Ground after the Scotch Humour from Other Ayres and Pieces
Traditional: Suite

Ensemble I Zefirelli

Jereon Finke
Baritone, percussion

Luise Catenhusen

María Carrasco Gil

Jakob Kuchenbuch

Tobias Tietze

Tillmann Albrecht

Hygiene rules

Please understand that New Horizons, the Göttingen Int. Handel Festival 2022, will be held in accordance with the 3G rule – vaccinated, recovered or tested on the day! Masks (minimum protection level FFP2 or equivalent) must be worn until you take your seat. We also strongly recommend to keep the masks on during the entire event.