Angela Hewitt

Thursday 13 January 2022

This event has passed.

Canadian pianist Angela Hewitt’s performances of the music of J.S. Bach have established her as one of the composer’s foremost interpreters of our time.

Her award-winning cycle of all the major keyboard works has been described as “one of the record glories of our age” (The Sunday Times). On her ‘Bach World Tour’ in 2008-2009, she performed The Well-Tempered Clavier in 21 countries and in 2016 she began her formidable ‘Bach Odyssey’, a series of 12 marathon recitals across the globe.

Her programme for the Howard Assembly Room features selections from the second book of The Well-Tempered Clavier and the bright, sunny atmospheres of the English Suite No 4 in F major. Eugen d’Albert’s transcription of one of Bach’s greatest organ works, the Passacaglia in C minor closes the concert.

Selections by the harpsichord master François Couperin ‘le Grand’– recorded by Hewitt for a revelatory Hyperion release – and three Scarlatti sonatas complete a rich tapestry of baroque keyboard music.

“This is no mechanical journey through the cycle of keys. This is life itself’.
– The Observer


Start time

Face coverings and proof of a negative lateral flow test or NHS COVID Pass are currently required during your visit to the Howard Assembly Room. Read our full COVID-19 guidance here


Couperin:  Dix-huitième Ordre
La Verneüille 
La Verneüilléte
Sœur Monique
Le Turbulent
Le Tic-Toc-Choc ou Les Maillotins
Le Gaillard-Boiteux 

J.S. Bach:  Four Preludes and Fugues from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book II
No. 13 in F sharp major, BWV 882
No. 14 in F sharp minor, BWV 883
No. 15 in G major, BWV 884
No. 16 in G minor, BWV 885


Sonata in D major, Kk 430
Sonata in B minor, Kk 87
Sonata in G major, Kk 427

J.S. Bach: English Suite No. 4 in F major, BWV 809
Menuet I & II

J.S.Bach (arr. d’Albert):   Passacaglia in C minor, BWV 582

Howard Assembly Room

Howard Assembly Room

We’re back with an eclectic programme of live music, film, spoken word and more. New events on sale now!

Making Music

Making Music

Take your place in our new building from £250 and help us to keep making music for everyone

Angela Hewitt

Search our site